Laurel Genolia is a Swiss bred variety known for its upright, narrow growth. It has glossy deep green foliage and the leaves are a bit smaller and more elongated than those of a cherry laurel. Actually, it retains many features of cherry laurel such as while clusters of flowers and a dense glossy foliage, but requires little maintenance. It grows slowly and will easily form a screen when it reaches a height of 4 meters and a width of 1 meter.
Care & Advice
First, you need to grow Laurel Genolia in well-drained soil. The plant does well in moist but well-drained soil. So, you will want to make sure that you don’t over-water. You need to water the planting at planting time, during the first growing season and after it has fully established.
To maintain the deep green foliage and support growth of the plant, you will want to feed it with a slow-release fertilizer in spring. For laurel Genolia growing in containers, feed with a slow-release fertilizer. Make sure that you follow the application instructions in the label. Stop fertilization two months before the first frost date to avoid stimulating new growth that is likely to be damaged by the early frost.
As mentioned, Laurel Genolia requires little maintenance, and it requires little or no pruning at all. Hard pruning is not necessary. However, when you have to prune it, use lopper pruners to cut individual branches at a certain length.