About 8 weeks ago i planted about 180 potted laurel to replace my dead escallonia hedge. I have watered them , i think sufficiently. Now about 1 in 6/7 are turning yellow and the leaves are falling off. Some I can see are sprouting new shoots but the yellowish ones are not. do you think they are dying or dead?? if so , can you advise anything to give them the “kiss of life”. My escallonia hedge thrived where they were planted prior to frost damage.
Even potted laurel does not always take, yellowing can be a sign of too wet soil, or too-dry. Wateriing shoulbe heavy but spaced out. Dig up a yellow plant and see if the soil root ball is wet or dry. Watch for plants being too deeply planted also … a common problem. If they are, they can be lifted and set higher.