Hedging Laurel Rootballed

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Cherry Laurel Hedging Rootball 1-1.2m (3-4ft) down to as low as £15.37 after 25% discount (minimum order of 50 plants for this price) - SOLD OUT - TAKING ORDERS FOR AUTUMN 2020
Price: £14.70 £24.50
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Cherry Laurel Hedging Rootball 1.2-1.5m (4-4ft 7in) - down to as low as £22.87 after 25% discount FOR ORDERS OF MINIMUM 100 PLANTS - SOLD OUT - TAKING ORDERS FOR AUTUMN 2020
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The species Laurel includes lots of different trees, shrubs, and hedging plants; one of which is the common Lauren. Well known for growing thick with large glossy leaves, this plant is a great choice for lots of British gardens. So if you’re interested in adding a laurel or a laurel hedging to your garden, browse through our online horticultural nursery, or visit us in person in Barrow Upon Soar in Leicestershire; we’re open to the public 7 days a week.

The Common Laurel

Also known as a cherry laurel, this plant has been a staple of English gardens for centuries. Thanks to their large leaves this evergreen plant can be used in a wide range of different ways. It’s especially useful for use as a backdrop as it’s natural wind breaking abilities allow it to provide an safe space for more delicate species to thrive.

Additionally, laurel plants are well known for their hardiness, they can be pruned back hard and they thrive in a diverse variety of different situations and conditions; including both chalk loam and clay soil, and in both full sun and partial shaded areas. With regards to pruning, you should prune back years growth in May and again if required in September. Also, you should water the hedge every single day unless it has rained heavily for at least the first season. Typically the average common laurel will grow around 2 feet per year (60cm).

What Does ‘Rootballed’ Mean? How Is It Different From A Plant Pot?

Our horticultural nursery offers both potted plants and rootballed Laurel plants. A Rootballed plant is dug from fields during the autumn and spring, where a ball of soil is retained around the roots in order to protect and preserve the fine root system. On the other hand, a plant which is potted in a container retains all their root system, allowing them to be planted at any time of the year.

Planting Instructions; How Do You Plant A Root Ball Laurel Hedge?

First things first, please remember to leave the hessian / wire root ball on the plant. The hessian is there to protect the plant and prevent the root system from being damaged.

When preparing the ground for your laurel hedge, dig a trench. It’s important to dig this trench in a manner that so that when plants are placed in it, a slight basin is formed. This basin will allow water to run in.

Once the trench is dug, loosen the soil at the bottom and scoop out the bottom three inches (75mm) and replace the soil with multipurpose compost; adding a handful of bone meal on the top of the dugout trench where the rootballs will meet the bottom of the trench. Finally back fill the trench, making sure that the soil ground level is slightly above the soil level of the top of the root ball.

Planting Distances; What Distances Should You Plant The Hedge?

When planting a laurel garden hedge, an example 50 meter garden (150 feet) should have approximately 75 laurels at 1.25 to 1.5 meter. If you’re unsure how many laurels you should have and what distances they should be planted at, here’s a helpful guide. However, if you need more information, or have any questions; our team of horticultural experts will be happy to help.

  • 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

Are Laurel Plants Poisonous?

Please note that the common laurel/cherry laurel is poisonous. It’s also important to remember that all laurel plants with the exception of the bay laurel are poisonous. This means that things such as leaves and berries from your cherry laurel plant are poisonous, so we recommend that you avoid planting them next to livestock, pets, or children.

Why Should You Buy From Seagrave Nurseries? Why Not A Garden Centre?

Due to large demand we are able to provide superb quality at the prices many charge for standard stock.

Garden centres purchase their plants in bulk at wholesale prices, which means they cannot provide the same care and attention to the cultivation that nurseries can provide. Here at Seagrave Nurseries, since our establishment in 1997, our horticultural nursery quickly grew in popularity thanks to our expert knowledge and our wide range of choice. We understand that the growth process of plants can be fickle at times, and depending on your experience plants from big name garden centres may not turn out as planned.

Additionally, by choosing to purchase your garden laurels from us, you can enjoy a varied and diverse selection of different species in addition to the common cherry laurel. We can obtain rarer species of plants directly from growers all over the globe.

Need Help With Your Order? Get In Touch With Our Gardening Experts

If you have any questions about any of the products available, or if you require advice about gardening using any of the trees or plants on our website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team. You can speak to our experts by calling 01509 621 300.

You can also visit us in person, if you’re local to the Leicestershire area. We can be found at (the land adjacent to) 84 Melton Road, Barrow Upon Soar, LE12 8NX. Our opening times are as follows:

  • Mon – Fri, 9 am – 5 pm,
  • Saturdays, 9 am – 4 pm,
  • Sundays & Bank Holidays, 10 am – 4 pm.