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    Cherry Laurel Hedging 11cm Pot 25-30cm

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    Cherry laurels are a very popular hedge as they are evergreen and can grow up to the 3 feet a year. Laurels have large, glossy green leaves, very s...

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    Cherry Laurel Hedging 2.5 Litre 40-50cm

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    Cherry laurels are a very popular hedge as they are evergreen and can grow upto the 3 feet a year. Laurels have large, glossy green leaves, very sm...

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    Cherry Laurel Hedging Caucasica 7.5 Litre Pot 70/80cm

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    Classic laurel hedging. It's the country's favourite hedging shrub. Lovely luxurious evergreen dark green leaves. Grows easily in all soils except ...

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    Cherry Laurel Hedging 15 Litre Pot

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    Classic laurel hedging. It's the country's favourite hedging shrub. Lovely luxurious evergreen bright green leaves. Grows easily in all soils excep...

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    Cherry Laurel Hedging 20/30 Litre Pot 150/175cm - Ready In June

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    Classic laurel hedging. It's the country's favourite hedging shrub. Lovely luxurious evergreen bright green leaves. Grows easily in all soils excep...

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    Cherry Laurel Hedging 45 Litre Pot 240cm - Ready in June

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    Dwarf Cherry Laurel Hedging Etna Column 70 Litre Pot 180/200cm - Ready in June

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    Laurel Hedging Etna are a dwarf, compact, growing laurel, with beautiful dark green foliage, new foliage is a lovely coppery orange. It is excepti...

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    Cherry Laurel Hedging Specimen Trimmed 230cm Delivery June

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    Classic laurel hedging. It's the country's favourite hedging shrub. Lovely luxurious evergreen leaves. Grows easily in all soils except waterlog...

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    Cherry Laurel Hedging Super Size 230/250 110 Litre Pot - Ready In June

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    Cherry laurels are the most widely planted evergreen hedger. They need a little room to develop and can be pruned anytime. Feed twice a year to kee...

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    Cherry Laurel hedging 270-300cm Super Wide Delivery June

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Cherry Laurel

Cherry Laurels

Identifiable by their glossy leaves and ability to produce flowers and fruits, Cherry Laurels are a beautiful addition to any garden. Alongside attractiveness, their fast-growth, density and minimal maintenance make them ideal for year-round hedging. There are many different Cherry Laurel plants, each with their own unique properties and your purpose will determine the type required. At Grasslands, our dedicated horticulturalists specially grow hedging plants, including Laurel hedges, Leylandii hedges and Privet hedges. Each of our hedging plants can be selected in varying sizes- making them perfect for low borders or to ensure privacy at up to 3.5 metres high.

What is the difference between Cherry Laurel and Laurel Hedging?

Cherry Laurels are part of the genus Prunus, which includes foliage such as Prunus Laurocerasus (also referred to as English Laurel or Cherry Laurel) and Prunus Caroliniana (known as Carolina Cherry Laurel). Laurel hedging is the umbrella term for any hedging plant that is part of the Laurel family. Cherry Laurels are, therefore, a type of Laurel Hedging.

Why choose a Cherry Laurel hedge?

  • Cherry Laurels are characterised as evergreen foliage, meaning that they have dense, glossy leaves year-round. As a result, they are perfect for a formal hedge or as a standalone shrub.

  • Growing up to 60cm per year, Cherry Laurels are, typically, a fast-growing plant. Perfect for providing privacy and shelter quickly when creating a hedge. Due to their growth, Cherry Laurels may require trimming a few times a year.

  • Cherry Laurels can survive in a range of conditions including full sun or partial shade and a mix of soil types, making them the perfect choice for a multitude of garden types.

  • With their appealing flowers and fruit, Cherry Laurels can attract a range of wildlife to your garden.

How to create and maintain a Cherry Laurel Hedge

  • Cherry Laurels should ideally be planted in the early spring, in a position with full or partial sun. They are best suited to soil that can drain well.

  • When planting shrubbery or small trees, remember to dig a hole that is deep and wide enough to fit the root ball of the plant. Ensure that it is not too deep that the point where the trunk meets the roots (root collar) is buried. After the plant has been positioned, you can place soil around the root. Then, tap down gently to disperse any air pockets.

  • At this stage, water the plant thoroughly to support the surrounding soil and ensure that the roots can access moisture. Providing vegetation with mulch around the base (around 2-3 inches deep) can also regulate soil temperature. This will help give your plant the best start possible in its new home.

  • Although Cherry Laurels are resilient plants and can endure varying environments, it is important to water them regularly during the first few years after planting. During dry periods, we advise to water once a week, avoiding getting water on foliage (as this can develop fungal diseases). 

  • Apply a light dose of balanced fertiliser in the spring to support growth. Cherry Laurels are typically hardy against pests and diseases. However, they can develop leaf spot, root rot and scale insects. Monitoring plants regularly can help identify and then address any issues.

  • The optimal time to prune Cherry Laurel hedging is in the late spring or early summer, after the new growth has emerged. Shrubbery should be cut back to maintain shape and size. When pruning, use sharp, clean shears, avoiding removing more than 1/3 of the plant’s growth each year.

Types of Cherry Laurel: varieties and characteristics

At Grasslands, our horticulturalists pride themselves on the bespoke specimens we provide, which are expertly grown on-site. Below are a few popular examples of the Cherry Laurels that we have available:

For smaller gardens, our Cherry Laurel Etna 4.5 litre pot is the perfect choice. With a current height of 80-90cm, it is ideal for gardeners who don’t want to worry about excessive maintenance. Their slow growth (at around 20-40cm per year) ensures less pruning, saving you time and effort! A shorter hedge gives you a clearer view of your garden and can be used to section areas of your space in a neat and appealing way. Due to their shorter height, light can penetrate to your garden, allowing your shrubbery to thrive. We advise that you plant 2 or 3 per metre depending on how fast you need a solid hedge. They are suitable for normal, chalk and clay soils and can survive without direct sunlight.

Our Laurel Hedging Cherry Laurel 40 litre Pot (at 180cm-200cm tall and 50-60cm wide) is ideal for an instant garden screen. With its glossy evergreen leaves, it is easy to see why it is the country’s favourite hedging shrub. Growing at between 30-60cm per year, it is a fast-growing plant. It can survive in normal, chalk and clay soils and can last without direct sunlight. When planting, we advise that you place at 2 per metre. You can plant 1 per metre, however, you will need to wait for the foliage to spread and fill the space.  

Our Laurel Hedging Elly 110 Litre Pot Pruned Specimen (at a current height of 225cm) is a perfect instant screen. Growth of this Cherry Laurel is shorter, neater and slower than common Laurels (if not trimmed, will reach around 300cm in height). Our horticulturalists have tightly trimmed this to an even 65/70cm top to bottom, saving you the time and hassle! At Grasslands, we understand that when it comes to creating a formal hedge with a polished appearance quickly, a plant that has already been trimmed to a compact and uniform shape is crucial. 

Frequently asked questions

Are Cherry Laurels toxic?

Cherry Laurels harbour toxins that can be harmful if ingested, especially for children and animals. Ensure that berries and leaves are kept away from areas where they may be eaten

Can Cherry Laurels be grown in containers?

When choosing a container for your Cherry Laurel, it is important to use one large enough to allow for root growth and drainage. To give your plant the best start, fill your container with a high-quality potting mix.

How often should I water my Cherry Laurel hedge?

During the first year after planting, Cherry Laurel’s require regular watering. Ensure that soil is kept moist, but not waterlogged. When your hedge is established, it will be able to survive periods of drought. However, it is still vital to water during prolonged dry spells to maintain healthy growth.

How much sun does a Cherry Laurel need?

Cherry Laurels can survive in full sun and complete shade. However, they thrive in sunlight, producing more flowers and fruits than if they were to develop in a darkened space.

How do I prevent pests and diseases from damaging my Cherry Laurel hedge?
  • To prevent pests and diseases impacting your plants, regularly prune to identify and remove diseases or damaged branches.
  • When planting, remember to promote good air circulation by providing enough space between your plants. This can reduce the risk of fungal diseases.  
  • Tidy fallen leaves and debris around your plants, as these can harbour pests and diseases.
  • If you see signs of pests and diseases, apply the correct treatment (ensuring that you follow the directed instructions for maximum impact).

Where to find Laurel hedging for sale

You can find Cherry Laurel hedging and Laurel hedging for sale at Grasslands. Our horticulturalists are always on hand and happy to share their expertise. At Grasslands, we provide free delivery with every order over £400 and great savings on premium plants site wide and at our nursery. We are proud to celebrate that we have been providing our customers with expertly grown plants for over 35 years! Let our skilled horticulturalists at Grasslands help you to find the best plants for your space.

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