Pruning a young laurel hedge

Conor Clinch asked 13 years ago

I’m establishing a laurel hedge from small plants. They have grown approx 6 foot in 4 yrs but are “leggy” at the bottom. How should I prune them? e.g. cut back to 2 foot high or just trim lower side branches? thanks, Conor

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Laurel will usually furnish itself eventually at the base as branches grow down, but you could also plant some new small plants between the large ones to fill the bare gaps.