An extremely dense, large leaved, evergreen shrub, this Cherry Laurel is most often seen in hedges and natural screening. Easy to grow in almost any situation Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica' is also very hardy. In spring, fragrant, upright, white flower spikes appear at the tips of the branches turning into large red/black berries by autumn which are loved by birds., this variety can be grown as a large specimen plant and can be pruned to maintain a more formal shape if required. Height: 500cm (197"). Spread: 400cm (157").
Hedges, Cottage Gardens, Low Maintenance Garden
Sun or semi shade
1 X 3.6 Litre Potted Prunus Plant (T66412) 2 X 3.6 Litre Potted Prunus Plants (T66904P)
Water regularly throughout the growing season until young plants are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Once established, Prunus plants require only occasional attention, removing any damaged stems and lightly trimming those that spoil the shape of the plant in summer after flowering. If grown as a hedge, Cherry Laurel can be trimmed from early to mid spring, and tolerates hard pruning when necessary.
Grow Cherry Laurel plants in sun or shade, in any moderately fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant Prunus shrubs at the same depth as they were planted in their pots. Backfill the planting hole and water well to settle the soil. When planting a Cherry Laurel hedge, position the individual plants at a distance of 75cm (2’,6") apart.
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