Sweet Bay Laurel Hedge - Laurus nobilis

The Bay Laurel is a smart dark green scented shrub. It can be useful for hedging as it produces a very dense screen that can be kept to 4ft (120cm). This scented shrub is used in cooking for its aromatic leaves, this makes it useful for a cottage garden hedging plant.

Its best to plant Bare Root hedging in a double staggered row, and Pot Grown / Rootballed hedging in a single row.

Plant Spacing:
Bare Root. When planting smaller (60cm and below) plants you will need 6 plants per metre, and for the medium size (60cm and above) you will need 5 per metre, and for the larger size (90cm and above) plants you will need 4.5 per meter. 

Root Balled. When planting smaller (100cm and below) plants you will need 3.5 plants per metre, and for the medium size (100cm and above) you will need 2.5 per metre, and for the larger size (150cm and above) plants you will need 2 per meter. 

Pot Grown. When planting smaller (80cm and below) plants you will need 3.5 plants per metre, and for the medium size (80cm and above) you will need 2 to  2.5 per metre, and for the larger size (120cm and above) plants you will need 2 per meter. 

Sweet Bay Laurel Hedge - Laurus nobilis
 
 

Key Facts
Evergreen Good nesting for birds Can be used for Cooking Annual growth 10cm to 20cm Annual growth 25cm to 35cm Full hardy White flowers
Likes sun or shade Likes all types of soil Final spread 1.5m Final height 12m

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