Laurel Hedging Plants 150-180cm | 4’11”-5’10” Tall | Quantity Discounts
150 cm – 180 cm
Availability: In stock
Ex. VAT: £45.83
Price does not include delivery.
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Bushy Laurel hedging plants in 25 litre pots.
25 litre pots are approx 37cm wide by 28cm deep. We recommend a minimum hole size of 60cm wide (square) by 30cm deep.
How many plants?
To find out how many plants you need, first measure the length of the area you want to plant in metres or feet.
We recommend spacing plants from 2 to 3 feet (60 cm to 1 metre) apart. It depends on two factors: how quickly you want a screen hedge, and what the final height of the hedge will be. The closer plant them, the quicker they will fill the gaps and give you a screen.
However, the taller you want your hedge, the further apart you will need to space them. For example, a hedge that will be 15 feet (5 metres) or higher you will need to space them 3 feet apart to give their roots more room to expand. But if you want your hedge to be lower you can space them 2 feet apart for a quicker screen.
Whether you choose 2 or 3 feet, in the long term your hedge will look the same.
To help decide you can use our Hedge Spacing Calculator. Simply enter the length of the area you want to plant in either feet or metres, and it will work out the quantity you need at different spacings.
When to plant
You can plant pot-grown hedging any time of year. However, the ideal time to plant is autumn and winter if the ground is not frozen. If you plant in late spring or summer, they will grow just as well, but you will need to water them more often in warm weather.
We dispatch plants all through the year from Monday to Friday on two options. Express delivery aims to deliver within 1-2 working days, if you order before 11am, we can normally deliver next working day. Standard delivery usually delivers within 2-3 working days. You can choose your delivery date during the checkout process. Delivery times are generally between 9am and 5pm, but customers can specifically ask for morning or afternoon delivery at an extra charge. Customers can also collect their plants on site.
We deliver to most areas in England, Scotland and Wales. We are not able to deliver to Northern Ireland. Our minimum order is £150.00 worth of plants plus delivery charge.
When placing an order, you can either order online or over the phone. Please call us on 01460 281265 (option 2) if you would like to order over the phone. We are open 7 days a week.
You will receive shipping confirmation when your order is being dispatched. Your plants will be delivered in wooden pallet crates. These are delivered by our courier directly to you by lorry. When arrived, the lorry driver will lower these crates to ground level and move them onto your driveway. They will not take the crate away; this will be left with you.
Please note: we measure the height from the top of the rootball to the tip of the plant. The heights quoted will be the height of the plants on delivery. The eventual height of the hedge will depend on pruning.
Prices are per plant and include VAT but not delivery. For delivery charges, see our Delivery page or add the plants to your basket and the delivery charge will be calculated as you go through the checkout process.
How to plant
When planting, make sure you clear any weeds or grass from the area you are going to plant your hedge. Dig a hole one and a half to twice the width of the pot your plants come in. It only needs to be deep enough so that the top of the rootball is level with the soil surface. Use a spade or garden fork to loosen the soil at the bottom of the hole. This will help the plant’s roots to grow into the soil more easily.
If you are using feed or Rootgrow, then sprinkle a handful into the planting hole so that it will contact the plant roots.
Take your hedging plant out of its pot and position it in the centre of the hole, making sure it is straight, then refill the hole with the soil you have dug out and firm it down using your feet. Water it in well, even if rain is forecast.
It will also be beneficial to apply a mulch of bark, compost, or wood chippings around the base of your plants. This will help retain moisture in the soil, suppress any weeds, and provide food.
How much watering you need to do depends on the time of year you plant your hedge. If you plant in autumn or winter, between October and March, you will not need to water often because high rainfall and cooler temperatures usually means the soil does not dry out. If you plant between in spring or summer, between March and October, then you will need to water your plants up to twice a week. If it is hot and dry you may need to water every two days.
Whatever the time of year, what you are aiming to do is to ensure the roots do not dry out until the plant has developed a good root system.
Why plant Laurel as a hedge?
The first reason is that Laurel is evergreen. This means it does not drop its leaves in winter, but instead keeps them all year providing shelter and privacy 365 days a year.
Second, Laurel is the fastest-growing non-conifer hedging plant available. In the ground, it can put on about 60cm (2 feet) of growth a year, so it will quickly reach the desired height. It also bushes out rapidly when trimmed.
Laurel is one of the least expensive evergreen hedging plants.
Another reason is that Laurel is the best option for shady sites. While most hedging plants can tolerate part-shade, Laurel will grow even in full shade if they get enough water.
Laurels are very hardy and will grow in most soils except those that get waterlogged for long periods. It doesn’t need any winter protection and when established, it will look after itself.
They are excellent for wildlife. Clusters of white flowers appear in spring, loved by insects, followed by large dark berries in summer which attract birds.
Finally, as well as forming and excellent hedge, individual Laurel plants make excellent ornamental specimens. Because they can grow up to 5-6m, they make an excellent large evergreen shrub, which is ideal if you want to screen off a neighbour’s window, but you don’t want a full hedge. Also, their lush green colour can be used in garden design to contrast against other flowering plants.