A low growing form of laurel that is ideal for ground cover or planting in a low maintenance area of your garden. Prunus laurocerasus 'Mount Vernon' is a tough, evergreen shrub that will clothe an area with large, dark green leaves which will help to suppress weeds or can be used as a low screen or hedge too. The clusters of white flowers which appear in early summer will develop into berries by the autumn which help to attract birds to your garden too. Height 50cm (20"). Spread: 100cm (39").
Cottage Gardens, Low Maintenance Garden
Sun or semi shade
1 X 3.6 Litre Potted Purnus Plant (T68170) 2 X 3.6 Litre Potted Purnus Plants (T68171P)
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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