Strong and healthy Laurels, in 9cm Pots (see the pot size chart above). This size of pot produces a bigger stronger root system, giving your plants the best possible chance to establish
These are lovely plants, grown by us, in our nursery, they make a more cost effective alternative to larger plants.
These pot grown plants have a much higher success rate, than bare root plants. Unlike bare root plants, they can be planted at any time of the year.
We think it's important to show you photos of our actual plants, rather than just stock images of mature plants.
Planting and growing laurels is easy, if you follow these simple steps:
Dig a hole slightly larger than the pot.
Remove the plant from the pot by carefully squeezing the sides - try not to disturb the compost around the roots.
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.
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.
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
Martin's Nursery has been growing and selling plants for over 40 years - buy with confidence.
Cherry Laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus) 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.
Plant type: Shrub
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