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Cherry Laurels leaves turning yellow :(

Hello folks, I wonder if anyone can give me some advice on my cherry laurels please....they were purchased and planted on the 20th April....they were lovely and green when planted but a month later they are turning yellow....I havent watered them much becuase the soil is quite moist, so much so that I have had a drainage system installed in the garden. I do feel that after I watered them about a week ago that the yellow has got worse. Another worry is that the gardener that I paid to plant them sawed off about 2-3 inches of root before planting....he said this would be good for them....please help!! :,(


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    edited May 2019
    Yellowing leaves in your photos are normal. Evergreen shrubs will lose leaves throughout the year. It's only a worry if a huge amount drop or yellow. The most important work is prepping the soil before planting, especially if you have very heavy damp soil.

    For a plant that size, they should be planting them in with a decent size hole and possibly back filled with compost and grit added in to help keep the drainage good. Having said that, watering will need to be generous at this time of year, I would recommend a bucket for each shrub every week and increasing if it gets warmer in June. 
  • zoe667zoe667 Posts: 2
    Hi Borderline, thank you so much for your comment, it is such a releif to know that they are ok  :) I will water them today. Yes I was concerned that the gardener was sawing the roots so that the plant fit the hole, rather than just digging the hole deeper! Fingers crossed there is no long term damage.
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