Laurel Hedging (Prunus Laurocerasus)
A Laurel hedge is a vigorous evergreen hedging plant with large glossy leaves. Laurel hedges are excellent as a screening or privacy hedge and can be easily pruned in spring or late summer. Laurel hedging is a popular hedging plant in Ireland due the hardiness of the hedge.
Planting Laurel Hedging
Laurel hedges should be planted 3 to the yard, laurel hedges can be planted in most soil conditions. The hedge can tolerate shade, and can also be grown in coastal areas which is popular for coastal towns and villages in Ireland
How tall & fast will a Laurel Hedge grow?
A typical laurel hedge will grow 12-24 inches per year. The hedge can be grown up to 5m in height with regular maintenance and pruning.
Maintenance of a Laurel Hedge
Laurel hedging requires little maintenance. One of the most important factors to a healthy hedge is weed control. Weeds at the bottom of your hedge can stop your laurel hedge from growing down to the ground. Laurel hedging can be trimmed in late spring or early summer as the hedge will produce new shoots this time of year.
Our laurel hedges are bare root and lifted to order, they are bagged to keep fresh and ready for replanting.