Tree & Hedge Company

Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Rotundifolia’

A fast growing, hardy evergreen hedge providing dense year-round screening and privacy, tolerant of very dry sites, pollution and a good sound barrier.

Soil types
Likes well-drained clay, sandy and loamy soil
Location
Likes full sun to shade
Annual growth rate
Annual growth fast 30-60cm
Situations
Formal and natural hedges, High screen hedges, sound barrier
Roots
Strong deep roots
Formal hedge pruning
Prune twice during the growing season and always at the end of summer

One of our most popular hedges, the cherry laurel has an extremely dense upright habit easily recognized by its large, glossy 10-15cm long and 6-8cm wide light green ovate leaves.  This makes it an ideal barrier hedge or decorative screen. Fragrant white flowers appear on long, erect racemes in May and repeat again in September. These are followed by small red fruits that turn black in autumn.

Cherry laurel will thrive in most soil types, all but waterlogged or chalky soils, and is suitable for exposed sites in full sun or shade. Hardy to -15 degrees centigrade.

Our Prices

£91.00 per metre (supply only)

£123.50 per metre (supply, plant & guarantee)

The above costs are for our award winning, fully formed, instant hedges at 1.2 metres (4ft) high. 1.5m (5ft) and 1.8m (6ft) high options are also available. Prices are based on 50 linear metres of hedge supply and are subject to haulage charges within 50 miles of our nursery although we can also deliver to anywhere within the UK. Our guarantee is subject to the inclusion of our automatic irrigation system being installed whilst the planting of the hedge is carried out and also the following on monitoring aftercare costs carried out by one of our maintenance operatives. Costs will be provided for this service. All of our hedges are subject to availability at time of ordering. If required, hedge ends cost £75.00 each.