Forum home Plants

Laurel Bush

harmonyharmony Posts: 370
Hi, can you tell me the best way to prune an overgrown Laurel. It is too high and too wide and I can't ignore it any more 😬. Thanks


  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Oh good. I want to know this too so I'll bump it up.  :)
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,896
    Cut off as much as you like, then a bit more, these thrive on being cut down. Don’t worry about it being just bare trunks, it will soon grown, then try to keep it in check each year. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Ditto Lyn. that's just what I do. They are great. The only problem is as a hedge, I trim with a hedge cutter, then over time wander along with my secateurs cutting the jagged bits off.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,081
    Just cut it back to a joint - wherever you want, at the height and width you want.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
Sign In or Register to comment.