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Evergreen - Cherry laurel leaves yellowing and dropping off

KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 105
Hi everybody,

Need your assistance please, Just after 2 months some of my Cherry Laurel evergreen shrubs some of the leaves have been yellowing and dropping off too. 

Any advice would be much appreciate . Thank you all.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,919
    Mine also lose leaves at this time of the year, if it’s just a few, there’s nothing to worry about,  if it’s all of them, there’s a problem of some kind. 
    My Bay is losing some now as well as the Laurels. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,325
    All evergreens lose some at various times of the year @KEEPGREEN so no need to worry unduly, as Lyn says.  :)
    It'sonly when there's stress of some kind that plants drop large numbers.
    I expect mine have dropped some too, but I haven't looked recently.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Butterfly66Butterfly66 BirminghamPosts: 736
    We have several mature cherry laurels in our garden and they always lose more leaves at this time of year from about July to October.

    One of our inherited laurels is tree sized (as tall as our house) and we are constantly picking up leaves at the moment, they are so large and leathery you can hardly see any of the under-planting after a week or so if you leave then in situ and they take a long time to break down. They do go turn to a lovely russet colour, I have carex comans and uncinia rubra as part of the underplanting and the colours tone together beautifully. Doesn’t stop me cursing though when I pick up another plastic trug full of leaves 🤔
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  • KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 105
    We have several mature cherry laurels in our garden and they always lose more leaves at this time of year from about July to October.

    One of our inherited laurels is tree sized (as tall as our house) and we are constantly picking up leaves at the moment, they are so large and leathery you can hardly see any of the under-planting after a week or so if you leave then in situ and they take a long time to break down. They do go turn to a lovely russet colour, I have carex comans and uncinia rubra as part of the underplanting and the colours tone together beautifully. Doesn’t stop me cursing though when I pick up another plastic trug full of leaves 🤔

    Thank you - so pleased because i don't have to worry :-) 
  • KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 105
    We have several mature cherry laurels in our garden and they always lose more leaves at this time of year from about July to October.

    One of our inherited laurels is tree sized (as tall as our house) and we are constantly picking up leaves at the moment, they are so large and leathery you can hardly see any of the under-planting after a week or so if you leave then in situ and they take a long time to break down. They do go turn to a lovely russet colour, I have carex comans and uncinia rubra as part of the underplanting and the colours tone together beautifully. Doesn’t stop me cursing though when I pick up another plastic trug full of leaves 🤔
    Thank you - so pleased because i don't have to worry :-) 
  • KEEPGREENKEEPGREEN Posts: 105
    Fairygirl said:
    All evergreens lose some at various times of the year @KEEPGREEN so no need to worry unduly, as Lyn says.  :)
    It'sonly when there's stress of some kind that plants drop large numbers.
    I expect mine have dropped some too, but I haven't looked recently.
    Thank you - so pleased because i don't have to worry :-) 
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