Bare root laurel frost damage

FIONA MURPHY asked 11 years ago

We planted 18-24 inch bare root laurels in November and now find that the top parts of all plants have brown leaves and look scorched (after the recent frosts). However, the base of the plants seem alive as they are green. Should we cut the plants down to the base or what is the best option for us now.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It is not unusual for young hedging plants to get some weather damage. Let them be, feed in March with tree and shrub fertiliser or general fertiliser, and keep them weed-free.