Jul 21, Cherry laurel hedge. Cherry laurel is a shrub particularly well-suited to setting up an evergreen hedge. In the hedge, place the base of each stem at least 32 inches (80 cm) to 3 feet (1 meter) apart. Look up our advice on planting shrubs. Pruning and caring for cherry laurelMissing: Somerville MA. May 20, To prune a cherry laurel hedge, cut the sides first and the top last. For side cutting, proceed as follows: If you have a double-bladed hedgetrimmer – like the HC E, HCi 45 and BC HL – cut the hedge with an arc-shaped sweeping motion from bottom to top and vice versa, using both sides of the stumptrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins.
First I have to confess to pruning my cherry-laurel hedge all wrong for its first 15 or so years.
When it got taller and wider than I wanted it to be, I started shearing it across the top and the sides, and after years of that treatment the shrubs gradually became leggier and infested with pests of all stumptrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 4 mins. Sep 21, Cherry laurel, grown in its natural, rounded form, requires little pruning.
Cut back all branches except for one strong trunk if you want to grow Cherry Laurel as a tree. Allow lateral branches to grow from this trunk, but remove any suckers (small, vegetative growth that sprouts vertically from lateral branches).Missing: Somerville MA. For all varieties of Cherry Laurels, the best time for pruning to ensure flowers is immediately after the flowers have faded.
If your main concern is to have the Laurel as an evergreen screen or ground cover, then pruning can take place at any time up until late stumptrimmers.buzzg: Somerville MA.