This laurel hedge was planted in the late autumn and at some stage the roots dried out leaving it in a sorry state. A few have been replaced over the years because they were not growing, and at that time all the other plants were green and healthy. A member of the rose family, cherry laurel (Prunus caroliniana) is a tree or shrub commonly cultivated for its glossy, evergreen leaves. Yellow leaves: When the leaves turn yellow and fall off this may be caused by lack of water or too much water. Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2008 6:43 pm Post subject: Yellow leaves on failing laurel hedge: Hi, I have a laurel hedge which has been planted approx. Hi Ryan-If these Laurels have done well in the ground for 5 years and now many of their leaves are yellowing and dropping it is most likely due to some transplant shock. water? 7 yrs. DROUGHT SYMPTOMS OF LAUREL HEDGING. If you have a newly planted hedge that is turning yellow and is losing its leaves, it is generally not getting enough water. The good news is that bay laurel leaves sometimes turn yellow simply due to the age of the plant. It needs a severe pruning to remove the shriveled and dead upper growth. Is there anything I can do? Hedge of English Laurel turning yellow. Planted, watered and fed them well, and now find the lower leaves are turning yellow. Most of the plants in this hedge are around 13 yrs old. I've done this, and hope it'll be alright, but still wonder EXACTLY what might have caused this … Yellowing leaves on cherry laurels is likely the result of too-wet soil, a too-deep planting or excess mulch packed up against the trunks. Are these not not getting enough sun? Laurel shrubs thrive in well-draining, acidic soils. I … IRL the hedge is more yellow than pic shows. If there is no apparent spotting or damage to the leaves we can most likely rule out insect damage causing the yellowing. Amend the soil with aluminum sulfate to provide the plant essential nutrients. Bay laurels are also known to shed a few leaves at random for no obvious reason and the condition may be completely harmless. Improper soil conditions also cause yellowing leaves on a laurel. Even a hot weekend in the summer can cause them to dry out so it is best to keep an eye on them every few days. Hi. The leaves of your laurel plants will quickly turn yellow and start to fall off if they are not watered enough (or if they are over-watered). Or are they infected so need treatment? Question: Two years ago I planted a hedge of 50 cherry laurels. Lack of water (drought): Griselinia hedging is a drought tolerant plant. Leaves turn yellow or yellow-green when a plant does not have proper access to nutrients in the soil. One area has consistently failed to thrive , a span of approx. All were planted last autumn by the same supplier. They are now looking rather ick with spindly growth, the leaves are pale green and some have turned yellow and brown. Random Yellowing. 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