PRUNUS laurocerasus

Commonly known as Common laurel

LAURELS

Excellent for hedging even in shade
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Dark green leaves, paler beneath, to 15cm (6in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    8m (26ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub
    Dense, bushy shrub becoming spreading and tree-like with age. Produces small flowers in upright racemes 5-12cm (2-4¾in) tall followed by conical, cherry-like red fruit 1cm (½in) across, ripening to black.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full shade
    Tolerates shade but fruiting inhibited.
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PRUNUS laurocerasus

 
Not available until May 2022 -
individually £12.00 each , 10+ £11.00 each 
Delivery Information Not available until May 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - bees, butterflies, moths. Notably resistant to honey fungus. Naturalised in UK. Invasive.
    Pests & Diseases
    Generally trouble free.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Europe, south-western Asia
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of PRUNUS laurocerasus

LAURELS

PRUNUS laurocerasus 'Marbled White'

PRUNUS laurocerasus 'Marbled White'

Cherry laurel, Common laurel

conspicuously white margined leaves which can be flushed with pink in winter

 
£12.50 each 
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Available again from summer 2022 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
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PRUNUS laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

PRUNUS laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Cherry laurel, Common laurel

dwarf cherry laurel

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
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individually £13.50 each , 3+ £11.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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