These are field grown and much larger than similarly priced potted plants (see photos)
Great quality, bushy bare root cherry laurel hedging plants, approx 40-60cm tall
Very sturdy multi-stem plants, with well developed root systems.
They are fast growing, grade A quality plants - the perfect size for planting.
The photo shows some of the typical plants we sell of this size.
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
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