Transplanting cherry laurel - explained step by step

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You do not like the current location of your cherry laurel? Then just plant it. But watch out, because there is a lot to consider.

Cherry laurel hedge

With the garden, it is usually like the apartment: at some point, just fresh wind into it. To change something in the apartment is, of course, done quickly. To change something in the garden is a bit more difficult. After all, older plants that are unfavorable must be transplanted here.

The one crops tolerate this very well, others in turn are very sensitive to transplanting. Fortunately, cherry laurel is not one of them. He usually grows quite well at his new location. But only if you pay attention to a few important things when transplanting. It is best to simply follow the instructions below so that nothing goes wrong when transplanting.

When is the best time to transplant?

Plant the cherry laurel best in the spring. Alternatively, you can implement it in the fall. However, it is important that you do not start transplanting too late, as the plant needs to re-grow until it starts to frost to survive the winter.

So you plant the cherry laurel correctly

➤ Step 1:

If necessary, cut the cherry laurel back once. It is quite possible to shorten the plant by a third or even up to half of it. The cherry laurel then grows back very quickly.

➤ Step 2:

Then pick up a sufficiently large hole at the new location. Then loosen up the soil around the hole and improve it with some good plant soil or even with compost.

➤ Step 3:

Use a spade to pop out the root ball of the cherry laurel and lift it out of the ground. You can then plant the plant directly into the already excavated hole. It is important that you plant the cherry laurel as deep as it was planted in its old place. Then fill the remainder of the hole with soil and then carefully secure it.

➤ Step 4:

Especially during the first weeks after transplanting it is very important that you water the plant regularly. In this way, it grows well. But even in winter, casting is an absolute must, as the cherry laurel is an evergreen plant. So it needs enough water even in the cold season, as much moisture evaporates over the leaves. Reading tip: Pour evergreen plants in winter - That's how it's done.

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