We have graded these as seconds.
They will have some leaf damage and/or some leaves missing. They can be be cut down and planted as normal and will grow fine. Grab a bargain.
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