When should I plant a Cherry Laurel hedge?
The best time, in general, to plant your Laurel hedge is during the autumn, but potted plants can be planted at any time of year if they get enough water, and the ground is not frozen.
How far apart do you plant Laurel plants?
Depending on the size of plant, you will need to place your Laurels around 2ft apart. This does depend on how quickly you're looking for the hedge to establish, however, as we recommend up to 5 plants per metre for the smaller plant sizes.
How to plant your Cherry Laurel:
Ensure the area is clear of other plants, weeds, and grass first.
Dig the holes or a trench for the plants, that's twice the width of the plant's base. When you are digging the hole, ensure you have churned it up at the bottom so the roots can settle easier. If you have a very sandy/hardy soil, then put in some loam-based compost. In terms of normal soil, you will need some controlled-release feed to give the planting a starting boost.
Once this is all done, you can put the plant in! Place it into the middle of the hole carefully and slowly, making sure the top of the roots are 1/2 inch below the soils surface. Refill the hole, then press gently around the edges to secure the soil.