Planting a Skip Laurel Privacy Hedge

I’ve long been a believer in the whole “good fences make good neighbors” thing. In the past, I’ve had some seriously bad neighbors. In making the move to a new growing space, I’ve decided to pre-emptively plant several privacy hedges.

The first hedge that I planted consists of ‘Skip’ or ‘Schip’ laurel shrubs. As you can see from the photo above, I order several very tiny specimens. These little plants were grown in tree pots, but I’m certain that they’ll grow quickly to reach a nice size.

Though I knew the plant was an evergreen, I was excited to see their gorgeous glossy leaves. They arrived very well-packaged. Like seriously, it took quite some time to finally cut the plants free.

I positioned my plants about 3.5 feet apart. I assume that this will be plenty close in order for the plants to form on continuous hedge, without any breaks.

Have you ever grown Skip laurels? I’d love any advice you have down in the comments below. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by the blog!

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