Evergreen plants are the most used in the garden, in order to create decorative hedges. The latter can also be found in gardens and public spaces or as a decorative element for parking lots of restaurants and shops. Among the most common evergreen hedges there is certainly the laurel hedge. The reason for this vast diffusion is easy to say: this variety is a plant resistant to external agents and attacks by parasites and is typically Mediterranean. For these characteristics it is also the most used plant for hedges. It is an easy-to-grow plant that does not require special care and can also withstand long periods of drought. As an evergreen, it does not lose its leaves in winter, generating a florid structure even during the cold months. With the arrival of summer the plant blooms producing small white flowers with a sure ornamental effect. Considering its simple and rustic appearance, these hedges are mainly used to delimit, shield and protect gardens of private or rural houses.
Laurel hedge features
The laurel hedge is made up of numerous specimens lined up together. Of shrubby and evergreen origin, it is the typical Mediterranean species, a close relative of the lauroceraso, with which the cultivation of public, private and country hedges is divided. The scientific name is "laurus nobilis", usually abbreviated to laurel. With the right pruning and irrigation, hedges of this type can last for years without showing signs of aging or disease. The plant takes place by digging holes at a safe distance from each other. To create a structure of regular height, you can use wooden stakes that act as a guide and allow you to cut the plant at the predetermined height. Hedges of this type can reach a height of 2 or 3 meters if left in their natural state. Without control, the plant grows disproportionately and in a disordered way, creating difficulties in pruning.