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English laurel hedge #737588

Asked January 31, 2021, 1:01 AM EST

When would it be best to trim an English laurel hedge to keep the seeds from spreading and sprouting all over the garden.

King County Washington

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Thank you for your question. The assigned expert has been unavailable, and this platform will be expiring tomorrow. I suggest you contact your own county Extension service directly for help: https://extension.wsu.edu/king/ Good luck!
Kristena LaMar Replied February 05, 2021, 1:07 AM EST
Your best bet would be to  prune IMMEDIATELY after it flowers, before any of the flowers have a chance to go to seed.  If you have a second flowering, which happens frequently with English laurel, repeat pruning as necessary.
Alice Slusher Replied February 05, 2021, 11:06 AM EST
And you may want to consider removing it completely, given its invasive nature and replacing it. Please look at the following information from King County: https://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/animals-and-plants/noxious-weeds/weed-identification...
Alice Slusher Replied February 05, 2021, 11:10 AM EST

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