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Questions About Cherry Laurel

Asked by
steve.airton on
November 15, 2017
Hook

Q. Laurel Roots

I need to dig a whole for a post close to some laurel hedge which will mean cutting through some of the roots. Should I be worried and is there a best time of the year to do this?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
November 15, 2017
Certified Expert
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The best time to do any root pruning on these shrubs would be during winter when they are not growing as vigorously. It won't really affect them much, anyways, unless you are cutting through the thicker roots near the base of the shrub.

Here is an article for more information on pruning these, which will also apply to any root pruning: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/cherry-laurel/growing-cherry-laurels.htm

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Asked by
lesleyann on
February 21, 2018
zone 6

Q. cherry laurel shrub

When is best time to trim a cherry laurel?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
February 21, 2018
Certified Expert
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This is best done right after flowers fade, or early fall. Here is an article for more information on growing these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/cherry-laurel/growing-cherry-laurels.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 19, 2018

Q. Cherry laurel bush

This is one of my new cherry laurel shrubs, planted approximately end of May, beginning of June. It does get more afternoon sun than other 2. What do the brown edges on leaves mean? Not enough water?

Thank you

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 20, 2018
Certified Expert
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Browning leaves could be environmental, watering issues, pests or disease.

This link will refresh you on the care requirements.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/cherry-laurel/growing-cherry-laurels.htm

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Asked by
sharonstanden69 on
September 9, 2018
Townsville

Q. The name of this plant please

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Answered by
drtreelove on
September 9, 2018
Certified Expert
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Looks like Prunus laurocerasus cherry laurel or English laurel

Townsville, North Carolina USA or Townsville, Queensland Australia would help.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 29, 2018

Q. Cherry Laurel

When is the best time to prune cherry laurel bushes (to maintain 3 foot height and about 4 foot diameter) as part of a few other bushes in the garden? If pruned in the fall, would any flowers be lost for the next spring?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 30, 2018
Certified Expert
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As with most shrubs, it is best to prune things in spring. It is still early enough that they will be ok, so I don't see a problem with pruning. But for most thing, it is best to prune in spring.

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Asked by
dejschwab on
October 8, 2018
Palm City, Florida Zone 9-10

Q. Plant identification

Moved into a house with 2 of these plants in the yard. Smooth leaf, no flowers, no fragrance.

Answered by
drtreelove on
October 8, 2018
Certified Expert
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From the photos, I believe it is Carolina cherry (Prunus caroliniana) or possibly Cherry laurel aka English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus).
It will flower in early spring if not sheared.
https://floridata.com/Plants/Rosaceae/Prunus+caroliniana/89

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Asked by
Whitekarl on
December 8, 2018
Birmingham

Q. Laurel hedge planting

I have had a laurel hedge planted by a local gardener – couple months ago. Not knowing much about gardening I didn’t notice at the time that they planted it right up against the fence – no space behind it.
Will it grow ok? Should I try to move them forward to give them some growing room??
Thanks for any replies!

Answered by
BushDoctor on
December 8, 2018
Certified Expert
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That is very unfortunate. It will not hurt the fence, but the hedge will not like it too much. I wouldn't move them, since they are getting established, and now would be the wrong time to do so anyway.

The best thing to do from here will be to prune that side heavily, and keep it pruned so that it stays off of the fence. Eventually, you will have an area trained into an alley way. This will give it the best chance.

This article will give you more information on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/cherry-laurel/growing-cherry-laurels.htm

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Answered by
Whitekarl on
December 10, 2018
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Great, thanks for the help bushdoctor!

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