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Kerry , Ireland Ie

Hello, some of the leaves of our three year old laurel hedge are turning yellow and falling off, they are also very slow growing. Last year I gave them a feed of Growmore granules. Are they lacking in nutrients of some kind.




It's normal for Laurel's to cast off & discard it's older leaves, especially as it's pushing new growth such as the case with most plants.

'Soil pH - English laurel grow best in an acid to slightly alkaline soil ranging between 4.5 to 7.5 on the pH scale. ... First, English Laurel must have a well-drained soil. They prefer a consistently damp to moist but well-drained soil.'

1 May, 2018


which laurel is it? as Bathgate says if it is only the odd one then that is normal. also bearing in mind the awful weather then that could also be a problem. could you take a picture of the hedge so we can see the extent of the yellowing?

1 May, 2018


Hi, thank you both for replying. I have no idea which laurel it is. Its just a few leaves here and there that are yellowing thank God. Some of the plants are growing well, while others are very slow

2 May, 2018


if its just the odd one then I don't think there is anything to worry about. they will shed the odd old leaf throughout the year.

2 May, 2018

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