I plan to build a seating area close to my neighbor's yard.
The little problem is privacy, and I would like to solve it by making a cherry laurel grove. Since I am a kind of plant-collectory person, I would like to have various cherry laurels.
Can you help me design that area?
The size of planned cherry laurel area is appr. 6m x 2m (18ft x 6ft). It is a very sunny area. Existing magnolia, cherry and maple are dwarf or stunted specimens, and do not represent significant light or other barrier.
My yard landscaping style is naturalistic (so no formal features) ).
This is not my yard (though I wish it was), but a visual explanation what I want to achieve:
The cherry laurel cultivars available in my area are following:
- ’Any’ - H 0.8-1m, W 1.5-2m - young leaves dark red;
- ’Etna’ - H 2-3m, W 2-2.5m - young leaves copper-orange;
- ’Kleopatra’ - H 1-1.5m, W 1-2m - young leaves light copper-orange;
- 'Mano' - smaller than usual (6x3cm) leaves
- ’Marbled White’
- ’Otto Luyken’
I would like to combine as many as possible cultivars.
I don't mind light pruning in the future.
Is this a good idea at all?
Can you suggest some placement of cultivars? (I will be looking at the grove usually from "future seating area", so that view is more important; "desired view" mentioned in the diagram is a larger view to the rest of my yard that I want to remain unobstructed)