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Laural Hedge

I was wondering whether a laural hedge would provide a good border hedge? What are the pros and cons, preferred soil as so far I’m getting conflicting advice. 


  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,263
    They make excellent hedges - as long as you have adequate room for them.  :)
    They like plenty of moisture and aren't too fussy about soil.

    I'm talking about the bog standard cherry laurel. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • Thanks that’s good, I’ll spend more time looking into it. I especially like the tone of the leaves. 
  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,182
    Not the easiest to trim though , the leaves are to broad for hedge trims so end up tearing them . But other than that they make a fast evergreen hedge. Other plants like beech - yew and others make better hedges
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