Photo above shows a typical bundle of 10 individual plants.
In terms of size, the stems of these laurels measure approximately 3ft (80-90cm) and the overall length including the roots is about 4ft (120cm).
Please note this is the unplanted size of the plants, when they are planted the roots and some of the stem will be under the soil.
They are strong and healthy 4 year old bare root Cherry Laurel (Multi-Stem Plants - at least 2 stems)
Planting Instructions Planting and growing laurels is easy, if you follow these simple steps:
- Dig a hole slightly larger than the roots.
- If you have poorer quality soil you may want to mix in some good quality compost with the soil you have removed from the hole.
- Place the plant in the hole you have dug and carefully fill the soil around the plant, gently firm down the soil.
- Keep plants watered well, the soil must not be allowed to dry out and should always be moist/damp (even during the winter months)
- There is no need to use stakes or canes to support the plant, unless the planting location is very exposed
- Typical spacing for laurels is 2 plants per meter, however this can be increased to 1 plant per meter if required.
- We guarantee our plants for 30 days after you received them.
When planting Laurels DO NOT:
- Do not use any type of fertiliser, this can damage the young roots
- Do not steep the plant in water prior to planting Do not allow the plants to dry out after planting
- Sometimes bare root plants can get transplant shock when planted
- They can look limp, leaves may turn yellow and they may lose leaves
- This is fairly common and usually nothing to worry about
- The plant is focusing all its energy on establishing its roots
- You can help the plant establishing its roots by cutting the tops off the plants (cut around 25-30% off the top of the stem)
- Plants can take several months to establish but will usually come back around a few months into the growing season
- It's very rare for laurels to die and not eventually establish
Cherry Laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia) is a vigorous, large, spreading evergreen shrub with handsome, glossy dark green leaves to 15 cm in length. Small white flowers in erect racemes to 12 cm in length are followed by cherry-like glossy red fruits soon turning black. Characteristics Plant type: Shrub Habit: Bushy Fragrance: Flower Toxicity: Fruit may cause severe discomfort if ingested Hardiness: old H4 (hardy) Colour: Flower White in Spring Foliage:Dark Green in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter Fruit: Black and Red in Autumn Size: Ultimate height 4-8 metres Ultimate spread: wider than 8 metres Time to ultimate height: 20-50 years