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Planting under laurel bushes

Can anybody tell me what plants would survive under Laurel. I understand the Laurel is poisonous to most plants. Thanks RAY

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299
    edited April 2018
    I don't think laurel is poisonous to plants but it creates a thick rain and light shadow, not much can survive under that


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,955
    Even weeds don't grow under mine, nut  :D

    I think you'd struggle to find anything Ray - laurels usually fill out right down to ground level, excluding everything, as nut says.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,086
    edited April 2018
    We used to have a laurel hedge ... the only plant that flourished there was ground elder ... there is a variegated ornamental variety, if you fancy trying that ... 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • My neighbour has a laurel hedge on our border.
    I want to plant some shrubs on my side looking for recommendations as what i have planted has died
  • Bagpuss57Bagpuss57 Posts: 256
    Can you not trim the base to lift the crown to make it more of a tree than a bush so more hope of growing stuff underneath? I've seen it done online and thought of trying it myself? 
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,299
    My neighbour has a laurel hedge on our border.
    I want to plant some shrubs on my side looking for recommendations as what i have planted has died
    Have you read the previous posts?


    In the sticks near Peterborough
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