3ft Cherry Laurel | Prunus laurocerasus | 10L Pot
An evergreen hedge sporting handsome foliage, intricate white blooms, followed by red berries...
Prunus laurocerasus (but most commonly called 'Cherry Laurel'), is a beautiful hedging specimen that is densely packed with emerald green, ovate-shaped leaves. Although traditionally grown for its evergreen foliage, come spring time intricate white blooms will adorn the plant. These flowers will be well appreciated by your garden's pollinating friends, earning this plant the RHS 'Perfect for Pollinators' logo!
Appearing in autumn, the dark red berries add further appeal to this variety, where they will eventually turn black. As such, this Cherry Laurel is a wonderful ornamental hedge for bringing interesting features to your garden that change with the seasons.
Your shrub will be sent directly from our trusted grower. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs, and will do so until hours before they are packed.
All of our shrubs are very easy to grow (unless specified). Below, we address some common queries surrounding your shrub's care:
Position: Most shrubs tolerate full sun or partial shade. We advise that you apply mulch when planting, as this will help retain moisture in the soil.
Soil Types: It is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which will starve a plant's roots of oxygen, risking plant death.
Hardiness: This species will remain hardy throughout most parts of the UK.
The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.
Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.
Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.
Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.
|Deciduous Or Evergreen||Evergreen|
|Common Name||Cherry Laurel|
|Needs Ericaceous Compost?||No|
|Type||Evergreen Hedging, Hedging Plants, Topiary Hedging|
|Annual Rate Of Growth||0.5m|
|Supplied As||9L-14L Pot|
|Shop By Category||Ornamental Shrubs, Hedging|