Cherry Laurel is arguably one of the best hedging plants on the market. Popular with landscape designers, these hedges are extremely dense so make an excellent screening plant while remaining highly attractive. The glossy, evergreen leaves make way for small white flowers in spring followed by red berries in autumn. This hardy evergreen will maintain its lustre all year round, providing a barrier which is not only effective as a screen but also as a noise barrier and windbreak.
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- Flower Colour: white
- Foliage Colour: green
- Approx. Growth Height: 4-8m (13ft-26ft)
- Flowering Period: spring
- Tolerance: high drought tolerance, shade tolerant
- Growing Habit: bushy
- Hardiness: somewhat hardy
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Rate of Growth: fast
- Scented: flowery scent
- Wildlife friendly - flowers attract bees and other pollinating insects, and berries attract birds
- Arrives bare-root at a height of 40-50cm (1'4"-1.9ft)
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: All soil types
- Moisture: moist but well-drained
- Planting Distance: 70-80cm (2'4"-2'8")
This hardy laurel will grow in almost all moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soils. it can tolerate any exposure in full sun or partial shade.
Caring and Maintenance
After planting, thoroughly water your cherry laurel to help establish roots. Laurel hedges only need to be trimmed once a year, in late spring or early summer, when the hedge is producing new shoots. Cherry Laurels should not be pruned or trimmed during particularly hot or dry periods.
Please Note: No part of this plant is edible and it should not be planted in reach of grazing animals such as horses and cattle.