Use laurel trees to create garden privacy!

Laurels are renowned for their hardiness and density when considering using them as hedging plants.

Laurels are also used as a privacy tree, using its dense, rapid growing foliage to screen windows and other unsightly views from a garden. Laurels will thrive in nearly all conditions and can be planted a slightly larger spacings when compared to Photinia Red Robin or Ligustrum (Privet) trees due to their rapid growth rate.

Planted laurel trees in a garden to create privacy.
Planted Prunus Laurocerasus Novita – Cherry Laurel planted to create instant privacy above the fence line.

Grown as a screening tree the traditional hedge has plant has been grown into a standard tree – meaning less garden real estate has been consumed by your ‘hedge on legs’ as opposed to planting a tall laurel hedge. It is even possible to underplant your new laurel privacy hedge with shrubs to add more colour and seasonal interest in your garden.

Planting laurel trees
Before & After following planting Prunus laurocerasus in a garden in Essex.

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