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Yellow leaves on laurel bushes

Hi my laurels look heathy and I water regularly but can’t understand why the odd leave turns yellow, I know you shouldn’t over water but it’s been so dry recently and they are in a dry part of the garden....is it watering or a iron deficiency??
Thanks!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,568
    All trees and hedges lose their leaves and grow new ones.

    Deciduous trees do it all at once in the autumn. 

    Evergreens do it bit by bit throughout the year ... some of them lose them in sort of batches ... laurels often lose quite a few in May/June and it looks as if yours is doing that. 

    I think what you’re seeing is within the bounds of ‘normal behaviour’ for laurels. 😊 



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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    I'd water them more than you're doing if they're just establishing. Big plants, and grass is right next to them, as well as a lot of trees on the other side of the fence, which compete for moisture. It's hard to overwater laurel.  :)

    As @Dovefromabove says - perfectly normal.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • s7ewgs7ewg Posts: 8
    Thanks all really appreciate the responses!

    Dovefromabove said:
    All trees and hedges lose their leaves and grow new ones.

    Deciduous trees do it all at once in the autumn. 

    Evergreens do it bit by bit throughout the year ... some of them lose them in sort of batches ... laurels often lose quite a few in May/June and it looks as if yours is doing that. 

    I think what you’re seeing is within the bounds of ‘normal behaviour’ for laurels. 😊 




    Thanks!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,198
    I meant to add - it would be worth taking another strip of turf away too. It's not going to thrive anyway as the laurels grow outwards, and it would make a better mowing edge for the grass  :)
    A layer of mulch - bark/compost or similar - whatever you can get hold of, and add it after a really good watering. Helps to preserve that moisture too  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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