HOW TO PUT LAURIER
Which months to prune bay laurel?
March: maintenance pruning, old branches and frost damage
June: low-growing varieties, after flowering and hedges
September: topiary for hedges and free-standing plants
Pruning cherry laurel after winter
Cherry laurel Prunus laurocerasus ‘Rotundifolia’ is a fast-growing evergreen shrub. In a few years they grow from nothing to meters high. To keep it in shape, a rigorous pruning of this laurel in the spring is necessary. Cherry laurel can freeze, prune it only after winter, in March for example. Cut away branches with frost damage (brown leaves) immediately.
Prune neglected bay laurel drastically
If you are going to prune a neglected laurel, saw or cut the branches back deeply. Deep means you take away one meter or more around. Cherry laurel sprouts again on the bare wood. Within a few weeks after pruning, buds appear on the old branches from which new leaves grow.