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Yellow Laurel leaves but new shoots

We planted a Laurel hedge in autumn last year, and in the last month or so have noticed yellow leaves at the bottom of most of the plants. They look generally healthy and are all growing new shoots as well though. Should I be worried?


  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,922
    No problem, just pick them off if they offend.
    if you want your hedge to be thick and lush you need to keep picking out the tops. Or cut back the shoots, top and sides. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,458
    Even evergreen plants lose and replace their leaves ... just a few at a time rather than all at once ... that’s what is happening to your hedge. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • MintteaMinttea Posts: 13
    Thanks both. I was worried it was dying! Panic over! 
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