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Most deciduous shrubs get old over several years time and loose their vigour eventually. Having said that, if your have an overgrown deciduous hedge, it still can be brought back into shape. To begin the process, cut back all growth to about 15-30 cm above the ground just before plants break dormancy in spring, and after any danger of severe frosts has gone.
Planting a well-designed grouping of plants can be a challenging task, especially when dealing with the fast growing trees or shrubs, which increase twice in size in 5 or 10 years. The slow-growing conifers and deciduous trees with an annual growth rate of only 1 to 2 centimetres, or those which are generally kept in shape by regular clipping, lend themselves far better to such planting schemes.