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Author Topic: When should you prune a laurel bush?  (Read 4124 times)

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When should you prune a laurel bush?
« on: 09 April, 2010, 07:46:46 AM »
We have a laurel bush along our front border that was planted last year - would like to prune it to encourage it to bush out a bit

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Re: When should you prune a laurel bush?
« Reply #1 on: 09 April, 2010, 10:19:31 AM »
"You can prune whenever you want, with one proviso. Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurecerasus) is prone to cankers and the main way they catch them is through wounds that get infected mainly during late winter and early spring, but potentially during any wet weather. The RHS recommend pruning during the summer in dry weather."

That from http://www.uk.gardenweb.com/forums/load/ukgard/msg0513072126444.html