Properties of Laurel Hedging
- Laurel hedge plants are Fast growing Hardy Evergreen Hedge with Large glossy green leaves.
- Laurel hedge plant can potentially grow up to 2 foot 6 inches per year.
- Evergreen hedges such as Photinia Red Robin, Portuguese Laurel hold their leaves and colour all year round.
- Laurel hedging is a very common choice for the Irish gardeners as it is Ideal for most soil types and locations.
- Laurel hedging plants can withstand cold conditions in Winter months and still retain their colour and foilage.
- A Laurel hedges can be easily pruned in summer to create a neat hedge. Trimming a laurel hedge actually encourages growth of the hedge itself.
- Laurel hedging can be sown as bareroot plants in Winter months from November through to March or from pots all year round.
Characteristics of Laurel Hedging plants.
Type: Fast Growing Soil: Moist, well drained, fertile
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: White flowers in spring
Tips & Tricks for Planting Laurel Hedges
- Bareroot plants are to be planted in Winter months, from November to March
- Potted Laurel plants can be planted all year round as the root system is well established in the pots.
- Bareroot laurel plants are usually planted 3 per metre in a single row.
- A strong bushy plant can in face be planted 18 inches apart, therefore 2 per metre.
- It is best to dig a trench about 9 inches deep, place the roots of the plant in the trench and cover back in with loose soil.
- It is important to keep laurel hedge plants well walked in to prevent them blowing around in the wind.
- It is recommended to walk the laurel hedging plants in every few days until they anchor into the ground and begin to grow.
You can view our Laurel Hedging grown on our land from our Carlow LEO Case Study Video Here.