Laurel Hedging Plants ‘Novita’ Rootballed 125-150cm High

Rootballed Laurel Novita Plants 125-150cm high

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Cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) is a popular evergreen shrub or small tree native to regions of Asia and Europe. It belongs to the Rosaceae family and is known for its glossy, dark green leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers that bloom in spring.

What do Laurel Hedges Look Like?

Cherry laurel typically grows to heights of 6 to 30 feet (2 to 9 meters), depending on the variety. It has dense foliage with shiny, leathery leaves that are 2 to 6 inches (5 to 15 cm) long and elliptical in shape. The leaves emit a distinctive almond scent when crushed.

In late spring to early summer, cherry laurel produces small, fragrant white flowers arranged in upright clusters called racemes. These flowers attract bees and butterflies. Following flowering, the plant develops small, black fruits resembling cherries. However, these fruits are not typically eaten by humans and can be toxic if ingested in large quantities.

How Fast Does Laurel Grow?

Cherry laurel is known for its fast growth rate and can quickly form a dense hedge or screen. It is often used in landscaping as a hedge, privacy screen, or ornamental shrub due to its lush foliage and tolerance of pruning.

Best Soil for Cherry Laurel

Cherry laurel prefers moist, well-drained soil and partial to full sun exposure. It is relatively tolerant of various soil types and pH levels but does best in fertile, slightly acidic soil. Once established, it is drought-tolerant and requires minimal maintenance.

How to Maintain Laurel Hedges

Cherry laurel responds well to pruning and shaping, making it suitable for formal hedges or topiary. Regular pruning can help maintain its desired shape and size, promote dense growth, and remove any dead or damaged branches.

Overall, cherry laurel is a versatile and attractive plant that adds year-round greenery and fragrance to gardens and landscapes. However, it’s important to be aware of its toxic properties and exercise caution, especially if planted in areas frequented by children or pets.

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Prunus Laurocerasus ‘Novita’, Common Laurel, Cherry Laurel.

Cherry Laurel Rooballed Plants are one of the most popular evergreen hedging plants that we sell because they are fast growers, dense and evergreen. These rootballed plants are lifted fresh from the field in autumn using specialist machinery. Plant at 2 plants per metre.

  • Plants available October to April, call to reserve
  • Plants are 125-150cm in height.
  • Recommended Planting Density – 2 per metre.
  • Very popular choice for hedging as fast growing, dense and evergreen. Produces White flowers followed by red cherry-like fruits in Winter.
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