Laurel hedge

The laurel hedge is a popular choice for many gardeners looking to create a formal or informal border around their garden. Laurel hedges are also used as windbreaks, privacy screens, and noise barriers. Laurel is a fast-growing evergreen that can reach heights of 20 feet or more. Laurel hedges provide year-round interest with their glossy green leaves and fragrant white flowers that appear in the spring.

If you are looking for a hedge that is easy to care for and maintain, the laurel hedge is a great choice. Laurel hedges can be pruned into a variety of shapes and sizes and will tolerate heavy pruning if necessary. Laurel hedges do not require regular fertilizing or watering, but they will benefit from an annual feeding with a balanced fertilizer.

Laurel hedges are relatively pest and disease free, but they can be susceptible to scale insects and mites. These pests can be controlled with regular applications of horticultural oil or insecticidal soap.

Laurel hedges are a great choice for gardeners looking for an easy-to-care-for hedge. With regular pruning, laurel hedges can be shaped and sized to fit any garden need.

There are 3 different species of the laurel hedge:

  • Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia. A bushy, large and attractive hedge with polished green leaves throughout the year.
  • Prunus Laurocerasus Novita. A relatively new, improved variety of Laurel, known for being hardier than the common laurel.
  • Prunus Laurocerasus Caucasica. A fast-growing evergreen shrub. It is very similar to the Cherry laurel, but it has a more distinct upright habit. Fits perfectly in small gardens.

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