These tall laurel hedge plants are all heavy duty instant hedging laurels and are all 8ft (240cm) in height. They all come root balled, that is to say they are dug straight from the ground with soils around their roots and wrapped up in hessian. These tall laurel hedge plants are a heavy duty option for planting a hedge at a good height without costing the earth and are not as expensive as container grown plants. By the very nature of root balled plants being dug straight out of the ground, they should only be planted during the colder months of the year. We normally stock a range of sizes of laurel hedging throughout the year including various sizes of root balled laurel plants during the colder months and container grown plants all year round.
Laurel hedging is extremely popular due to its evergreen vibrant green rounded leaves. With its relatively quick annual growth, its tolerance for different soil types and its desirability as a bird nesting site, laurel remains one of our best sellers.
These tall laurel hedge plants are shown in the photograph at 2ft (60cm) spacings (centre to centre) and will creat a goof hedge at this spacing. They could be spaced further apart if required but will take a little longer to fill out if they are spaced further apart. One would expect a laurel hedge to put on 1-1.5ft (30-45cm) growth a year if left untrimmed. Regular trimming will encourage your laurel hedge to thicken out to create a denser visual barrier.
It is important when planting root balled plants such as these to water them properly after planting to give the roots the best chance of establishment. We also recommend using a planting compost to pack around the root ball to aid establishment.
More information about planting a Laurel hedge can be found on the Laurel category page. If you are unsure as to how many plants you require or want to know more about planting a hedge, our team of experts are always very pleased to speak to prospective customers.