QuestionsHow to growTrees and ShrubsPlantingMoving a laurel hedge 0 Vote Up Vote Down Billy Lawlor asked 10 years ago Can I move a six foot laurel hedge. And if so when? 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago An old laurel hedge is difficult to move successfully. If it is planted less that 5 years, there is a better chance of success. Late March as growth begins is good and water every week or so until new growth is established.