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Laurus nobilis pruning

gardenman91gardenman91 Posts: 429
Evening all, just wondering if it is okay to prune Laurus nobilis now? I know it’s usually done in summer but was curious if spring pruning would be okay? 


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,953
    I do it about 3 times a year but not when frost is likely.
    Mid/late spring , mid and late summer. But mine is pretty old  and it's large. A younger specimen could probably be trimmed as and when.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • gardenman91gardenman91 Posts: 429
    @B3 thank you for the advice. Do you think I could get away with pruning it now? It’s a rather large specimen! 😂 
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,953
    I'd wait a few weeks. It won't make much difference to the size of the plant.  I don't know that frost would be a problem but I wouldn't take the risk with mine.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,047
    Beautiful in flower this was mine last year,  it’s got too big for me to prune it now without a ladder.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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