Laurel Hedging - Prunus laurocerasus
Laurel Hedging - Prunus laurocerasus
Laurel Hedging - Prunus laurocerasus
Laurel Hedging - Prunus laurocerasus
Laurel Hedging - Prunus laurocerasus
Laurel Hedging - Prunus laurocerasus
Laurel Hedging - Prunus laurocerasus

Laurel Hedging - Prunus laurocerasus

Perfect for timeless, traditional hedging.
  • The best choice for fast-growing hedging and screening - evergreen, easy to grow and looks great all year.
  • Buy only as many as you need - plant 35-40cm apart for best results.
  • Can reach 4m in 7-10 years if not trimmed, so makes a great divider.
  • Forms thick barriers of shiny, deep green leaves making ideal for wind shelter, and visual screening.
  • Supplied as well-rooted 3-year-old plants 25-30cm tall, in 9cm pots, just waiting to grow away.

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9cm Pot 20cm Tall
Item: 500037
3L Pot
Item: 510724
9cm Pot 20cm Tall - Item: 500037
ONLY £7.99
Buy 10 or more for only £3.99 (each)
Buy 25 or more for only £3.49 (each)
Buy 50 or more for only £2.99 (each)
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Product Information

If you need fast-growing, easy to maintain, and evergreen hedging, look no further than a classic Laurel Hedge.

Best used to produce hedges from 1m to 3m tall and quickly forming a dense canopy of shiny green leaves, Laurel grows at 30-40cm (1ft) per year, but will not take over.

Easy to grow and maintain, just trim to shape and height twice a year. Suitable for planting all year round, as it is pot grown, for the quickest and most successful establishment.

Plant 3 plants per linear metre of hedge for best results.

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What Is Supplied

Item 500037 supplied as:

Supplied as pot grown plants, once trimmed 20cm tall, to be planted all year round. Contact us for prices on larger quantities please.

Seed kernels harmful if eaten

Plant Care Information

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
RHS Perfect Pollinators
RHS Perfect Pollinators
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Plant In Shade
Plant In Shade
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

Easy to grow in any moist but well-drained, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Its spreading habit makes it useful for low hedges and massed planting. Try clipping it low to create and evergreen laurel ‘lawn’ under specimen shrubs and trees.

Care Information

Planting Advice:

  • Grow Cherry Laurel in well-drained soil in any sunny or partially shaded site (will also grow in full shade).
  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot and refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

Aftercare advice:

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish.
  • Hardy to -15°C, protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to young plants.

Pruning Advice:

  • Hedges may be trimmed in spring or autumn to keep them tidy and shaped, if pruning at the end of the season (when growth has finished), do it before the onset of very cold weather.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Planting Time
Flowering Time

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
60 cm
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