How to Prune Ligustrum
When to Prune Ligustrum
The Tools To Prune Ligustrum
How to Prune a Ligustrum Hedge
Rejuvenation Pruning for Ligustrum
There are two ways to rejuvenate an older, overgrown Ligustrum shrub.
1. The easiest method is to cut the entire plant back to about 6 to 12 inches from the ground. These plants grow so fast they won’t look small and bare for long!
2. The other method for rejuvenation pruning of a Ligustrum is to follow the rule of 1/3. Prune back ⅓ of the height of your bush and cut back ⅓ of the oldest canes as far back to the ground as possible. This type of pruning should be repeated every year for 3 years until all of the large, old branches are gone. I will be honest with you. I have done this method 2 years in a row with my inherited ancient waxy leaf Ligustrum and I think I am switching to method 1 next year!