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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

 
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  • 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.

  • 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

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PRUNUS laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

PRUNUS laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Cherry laurel, Common laurel

dwarf cherry laurel

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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