When should I plant Laurustinus hedging?
We recommend planting Viburnum tinus during the autumn, for best results, but it can also be planted in spring if bought as a container grown specimen. We advise avoiding planting in strong heat or freezing temperatures, but it will adapt to most soil types and locations elsewise.
How far apart do you plant Laurustinus plants?
In general, it is best to plant Laurustinus around 2ft apart (60cm).
For smaller plants, you can go for around 30cm apart to encourage a dense hedge much quicker. For larger plants (above 60cm), stick to 2ft spacing.
How to plant Laurustinus:
Planting your Laurustinus is fairly simple. Begin by digging a hole that is twice as wide but the same depth as the plant's root ball, and incorporating plenty of well-rotted manure or garden compost into the backfill soil.
Then plant the Viburnum at the same depth as they were in their pots (ensuring the base of the stem is at ground level). Follow this by backfilling with the soil mix and patting down to secure the plant as you go along.
Water the plant very well and continue to water around 2-3 times per week to ensure the roots have enough nutrients to grow and develop.