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,I have a Laurel Hedge in the front garden. The hedge is in a walled area on the drive. This area is slightly redundant so I want to take away wall away, remove ¾ of the soil and leave enough for the Laurel to survive. I have marked the attached photo with a red line. This is how far I would remove the soil. My question is how hardy are Laurels. Would the hedge survive taking away that much soil? The roots of the hedge seem far reaching.Any advice/help/suggestion would be most welcome.I do not want to lose the hedge as it does give as privacy from the front area.


  • Tough as old boots if left alone. In your case prune the plant by as much as you can afford,( and I mean prune since a hedge trimmer will spoil the leaves), and then water, water, water and feed.

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    I've just moved two mature laurels with stems about 4 " thick. Cut them down to a foot high and dug them up. Their roots are few but go deep. They have burst into life with a vengeance since the move in June.

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