Mature Width: To 15ft.
English laurel is often grown as a shrub and planted as hedges, but it can also be trained as a tree. When not pruned for size, English laurel will grow up to 30 feet tall. The plant has showy.
Nov 16, Prune off crossing or rubbing branches, branches growing down instead of up or out, and any parallel branches growing close together in the late winter or. Oct 27, Set aside time in late winter to prune your laurel. Pay attention to when flowers begin to sprout on your laurel bush- this is a good sign that it’s time to start pruning.
Doing this in late winter gives your laurel %(3). Nov 24, English laurels set their flower buds in late summer or fall so pruning too late in fall or winter will also remove flower buds. The best time to prune your laurels is immediately after the plants have flowered in spring. Laurels can be safely pruned again anytime through mid summer. This plant has viral and fungal disease problems, as well as pest problems. This plant makes good screen for shaded areas.
When planted right and in the right spot, English laurels or cherry laurels, scientifically known as Prunus laurocerasus, are exceptionally easy to grow and care for.
Avoid excessive fertilizer. This plant can be severely pruned. This plant also works well as a tall hedge or screen, or planted in mass in a woodland or shade garden, or even as a specimen plant.