As soon as you receive your bare root plant, place it into a bucket of water for at least 2 hours. The roots must be wet when planted.
Prune your Common Buckthorn plant in Summer as to avoid the risk of bleeding from cuts- well established hedging will need very little pruning, but this depends on the plant height desired. All you will need to do is remove any diseased, dead, crossing, damaged, or congested shoots- those that are growing out of the desired shape can also be pruned out. You will not need to carry out a pruning routine.
We do recommend adding some mulch and feed, however, after pruning. This will maintain overall health.