An English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') InstantHedge in biodegradable cardboard container ready to be planted in the landscape.
Naturally growing tall and narrow, Schip laurel makes an excellent privacy hedge with a small footprint.
Narrow, oval-shaped foliage on this English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') is lighter green underneath but dark green on top.
A finished hedge of English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') ready to be harvested.
This row of English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') makes an effective sight barrier even in winter.
English laurel hedges in the field beginning their spring flush of growth.
An English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') InstantHedge in fabric container that allows them to be dug months prior to installation.
A recently-pruned English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') hedge row showing spring blooms bursting out.
All of our English Laurel hedges are propagated in-house to ensure the best health and consistency.
Even in winter, the large leaves provide excellent privacy on the "skip" laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis').
Spikes of fragrant white flowers emerge in the spring on English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis').
- Lush evergreen through all seasons
- Quite drought tolerant and requires little or no irrigation
- Tolerates salt spray, which makes it great for coastal climates
- With a very tall maximum height, it is ideal for a higher hedge or screen
Cherry Laurel Hedge Details
The Cherry laurel is well-suited to sunnier climates and is more drought-resistant than other shrub varieties, which makes it a popular hedge choice in the Southern U.S. A Schip laurel hedge in the wild can reach up to 40 feet in height, but keeping it around 10 to 12 feet tall makes it a perfect backyard screen. The tiny clusters of cream-colored flowers that arrive in the spring are pleasantly fragrant and the namesake cherry-like fruit is beloved by a variety of local bird populations.
The Cherry laurel thrives with more direct sun in cooler climates, while it prefers some shade in more extreme heat zones. The shrub’s large, glossy evergreen leaves are beautiful and recover easily from shearing, which makes the plant great for regular prunings. Native to parts of Europe and Asia Minor, the shrub has been a popular cultivated plant since at least 1576 and has been used in the United States since the colonial era. As it is more salt-resistant than many other hedges, it is popular in warmer coastal regions. The naturally oval-shaped habit can be pruned into unique shapes, should that be desired. Explore Prunus laurocerasus i.e English laurel, which is another variety of laurel hedge
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||6 - 8|
|Your Hardiness Zone:||
|Sun/Shade:||Partial to Full Sun|
|Watering Requirements:||Weekly, or possibly more often in extreme heat|
|Mature Size:||12’ height and 8’ width for average landscape use|
|West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones:||4 - 9 and 14 - 24|
|Long-term health generally unaffected by pests. Mites, borers and caterpillars are attracted to the laurel. Moderately susceptible to shot-hole, powdery mildew and root rot.|
Here both an English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') hedge and a lower barberry (Berberis) hedge are used together to create a multi-layered border.
This rock wall is extended much higher with an English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') InstantHedge planted at the top.
Swimming areas need privacy and wind protection, and a Schip laurel hedge provides both beautifully.
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