Laurel Instant Hedge
Cherry Laurel Instant hedges are one of the most popular evergreen hedging plants that we sell because they are fast growers. These Instant Laurel hedges are pre grown in 90 Litre troughs at 3 plants per metre for instant density. Plant at 1 unit per metre.
A Laurel Instant Hedge is a ready-made solution for creating an immediate and mature screening or boundary in gardens and landscapes. Comprising pre-grown laurel plants, often of the Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) variety, or other similar species like Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica), this type of hedge is cultivated to a specific height and density before being made available for planting. The advantage of an Instant Hedge lies in its ability to provide instant privacy, visual screening, and a well-established appearance.
These hedges typically feature well-branched plants with established foliage, meticulously grown and pruned to ensure uniformity and density. Planting an Instant Hedge involves digging a trench and carefully placing the pre-grown laurel plants at the recommended spacing. Adequate watering, fertilization, and attention to soil conditions contribute to their successful establishment. Laurel plants in Instant Hedges generally thrive in well-drained soil and can adapt to various soil types, preferring a sunny to partially shaded location for optimal growth.
Maintaining an Instant Hedge
While Instant Hedges are already well-formed, some ongoing maintenance is necessary. Pruning, shaping, and occasional trimming help maintain the desired size and form of the hedge. The primary advantage of a Laurel Instant Hedge is the immediate impact it provides to the landscape. It efficiently establishes privacy, defines boundaries, and enhances the aesthetic appeal of a garden without the waiting period required for individual plants to grow and fill in.
However, it’s essential to exercise caution when using laurel species, especially Cherry Laurel, as all parts of the plant, except the fleshy part of the berries, contain toxic compounds. Careful consideration of this toxicity is important, particularly in areas accessible to pets and children. A Laurel Instant Hedge offers a convenient and efficient solution for those seeking an immediate and lush green boundary or screening. Adhering to proper care instructions provided by the supplier ensures the long-term health and beauty of the hedge.