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laurel hedge will not grow near leylandii tree.

I planted a laurel hedge at the rear boundary of my garden, beyond my boundary

in the corner a leylandii was planted some years back and is now some 40 feet

high, as the branches have gradually spread out I have lost 7 laurels already and

losing 1 a year. It is now obvious the laurel trees cannot tolerate being close to the

Laylandii. Any ideas what screening hedge can be used other than Laylandii hedging.




  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,168

    Nothing much will grow near a leylandii - they rob the ground of moisture and nutrition more than any other tree that I know.  Is there no chance that the owner will have it felled - it must be a monster.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,488

    I would dig at the boundary with a spade, severing all the roots and keeping it open to stop more Leylandii roots coming in would help. I would then rake in lots of manure and feed into the area where the Laurels are. Watering them for a year or so until they are established would help.

  • I would not do anything without first making a friendly approach to the neighbour, explaining the problem and inviting them to come and have a look at it from your garden. This way you are ten points up from the very start.

  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    I have spotted laurel growing under a leylandii in my garden and it's doing great.  It was a shrub recommended by my garden centre to grow in that spot.  It was only small when it went in and it's grown well and this year had red berries.



    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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