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How to tell the difference between non-flowering Laurels and flowering when there is just a leaf?

PjacobsukPjacobsuk Posts: 2
edited April 2019 in Problem solving
I feel as though this should be an easy find, but I’ve searched with no success.

I have the bog-standard cherry laurel hedge almost all around my property line. We decided to add a few more Laurels to finish it off last Autumn.  All the new laurels we planted are now flowering. The rest around the garden have never flowered in the 22 yrs I’ve been here. How do I find the non-flowering variety?    


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,129
    edited April 2019
    Maybe something to do with the fact that it's grown as a hedge ?
    If it's trimmed fairly regularly there's every chance the flowering stems are being removed prematurely .
    The same will happen to the new ones when they attain similar proportions .
  • That’s good to know. Thank you. Someplace back in my mind, I was told there is a female and a male variety. Sounds like You confirmed my Google search; having both genders. (which seems quite fitting these days :)
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