Cherry LaurelOne of the most popular choices for hedging is Cherry Laurel or Common Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), often because is of its versatility:
- it is evergreen
- quick growing
- tolerates shade
- doesn't attract pests
- is readily available
- easy to maintain
- grows into a dense hedge.
Winter is a good time for planting because laurel can be bought bare rooted or root balled in a variety of sizes. The larger the size, the more expensive the plant.
- If you are planting a laurel, make sure that the ground is well prepared with organic matter such as compost.
- It is important that the laurels are planted with the correct distances between them (in a single row 13 inches, and in a double row 16 inches).
- In their first few years, laurels need TLC, especially if they are underneath trees. Water and feed regularly.
- If one of the plants fail it is easy to get a replacement.
If you are interested in laurel bushes for your garden then please get in contact with your measurements, and we will reply with a quote. We also offer planting and management schemes, as well as hedge cutting and trimming.
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