Cherry Laurel

STRONG GROWING, IDEAL SCREEN, GOOD IN SHADE

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Description

Cherry Laurel
Prunus laurocerasus

Best Features:

  • Fragrant white flowers appear in mid Spring
  • With cherry like fruit ripening to black
  • Adds year round interest to garden
  • Wildlife interest

Garden Uses:

  • Excellent hedging and screening – often used to screen neighbours.

Strong growing to provide a generous display of cup shaped fragrant white flowers in mid to late Spring. Birds eat the ripe fruit and nectar blossom, from spring flowers are a useful food source for early insects.

Hedging: plant in a single row

Size (cm) Plants per metre
30-40 3
40-60 3
60-80 3
80-100 2
100-120 2
120-150 2
150-175 2
175-200 1.5
200-225 1.5
225-250 1.2
250-300 1
300-350 0.8

Hardiness: Fully Hardy

Soil Type: Well-drained soils avoid waterlogged sites. If very chalky soil leaves may yellow.

Position: Prefers partial shade but suitable for full sun

Growth Rate: Grows 2ft a year (60cm) in ideal conditions. Eventual unclipped height – width 8 metres x 10 metres.

Planting time: Late summer to late winter.

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