Ken’s Weekly Tip – Pruning a Hornbeam hedge

by Ken C | Last Updated: 18/08/2021

I love a Hornbeam hedge, and this one is a beautiful example in a stunning location.

You must remember that the Hornbeam is in fact a tree that can easily reach a height of 30 m, so if you intend to keep a hedge, rather than a forest, you need to keep on top of the pruning, and now is just the right time to do it.

Ross is using a battery-operated Husqvarna long reach to make easy work of what could be a long and drawn-out job.

Ken Crowther is an award winning broadcaster, author and member of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture. He has been gardening for over 50 years and his knowledge and experience are drawn on to provide advice and information about garden design, plants for all seasons, gardening techniques and gardening tips. Gardening with Ken's broad appeal means he reaches a wide audience across the UK from amateur gardeners to top level horticulturists.