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Common Or Cherry Laurel
Common or cherry laurel has been a staple of the English garden for centuries. The large leaved and versatile evergreen is a good way of providing the backdrop/ windbreak so that more delicate species can thrive. Laurel is very hardy and can be pruned back hard- thrives in wide variety of situations.
Planting Instructions For Root Ball Laurel Hedge.
First thing to remember is to leave the hessian / wire root ball on the plant – this is to protect the plant to thrive without the root system being disturbed.
Dig a trench so that when plant is placed it forms a slight basin to allow the water to run in. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the trench and scoop out the bottom three inches/ 75mm and replace with multipurpose compost. Sprinkle a handful of bone meal on top of the dugout trench at the point where the root balls meet the bottom of the trench. Back fill making sure that the soil ground level is slightly above the soil level of the top of the root ball.
Water each day unless it has rained heavily for at least the first season. Prune back years growth in May and again in September if required.
80-100cm (2.5-3 feet) 2 PER METER
100-125cm (3-4 feet) 1.5PM (65CM CENTRE)
125-150cm (4-5 feet) 1.5PM
150-175cm (5.5 to 6 feet) 1.2PM (80CM CENTRE)
175-200cm (6 feet to 6 ¾ feet) 1.2PM
200-2.25cm (6 ¾ feet to 7 feet 3”) 1 PER METER
2.5-3cm (8 feet to 10 feet) 1 PER METER
EXAMPLE 50 METER (150 FEET) GARDEN =75 laurels at 1.25 To 1.5 Meter required
EVERGREEN OR DECIDUOUS: evergreen
GROWTH HEIGHT WIDTH TIME 20 ft X 20 ft IN 20 YEARS HEIGHT PER YEAR :60CM OR 2 FEET
PRUNE back years growth in May and again in September if required.
LIGHT: full sun or partial shade
ASPECT north south east west
MOSITURE: moist well drained
SOIL: Chalk Loam sand Clay
PH: acid or neutral