Schip Laurel Hedge

Prunus l. ‘Schipkaensis’

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Schip Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis', (also known as Skip laurel, Schipka laurel, or Skipka laurel) is a cold-hardy and shade-tolerant cherry laurel. It is a stellar option for creating a narrow evergreen privacy hedge for a variety of climates. Schip laurel tolerates many different soil types and its relatively quick growth makes it easy to maintain without much of a fuss.

A Schip 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 Schip laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') is lighter green underneath but dark green on top.


A finished hedge of Schip laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') ready to be harvested.


This row of Schip laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') makes an effective sight barrier even in winter.


Schip laurel hedges in the field beginning their spring flush of growth.


An Schip laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') InstantHedge in fabric container that allows them to be dug months prior to installation.


A recently-pruned Schip laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') hedge row showing spring blooms bursting out.


All of our Schip 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 Schip laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis').

Quick Guide

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There are a number of immediate benefits to choosing the Schip Cherry Laurel for your next hedge:
  • Dense foliage makes for an excellent compact hedge or privacy wall
  • Easy to prune and to maintain a clean appearance
  • Grows well in shadier environments
  • Schip Laurel stays evergreen throughout the seasons

Schip Laurel Hedge Details

Schip laurel has smaller leaves than other cherry laurels, so it creates a neat and clean shape when pruned.

The shrub grows up to two feet per year, so it can rapidly produce a tall and dense screen for privacy.

In the spring, the Schip laurel produces attractive stalks of aromatic white flowers.

With uniquely medium-sized and glossy evergreen foliage, Schip laurel can create a lush, layered look.

As it doesn’t thrive under direct sunlight, Schip laurel grows well at the edge of a wooded area or in other environments with dappled shade.

This Prunus laurocerasus variety was first discovered on Bulgaria’s Schipka mountain pass and was then given its name 'Schipkaensis'. Other excellent evergreen hedge options include English laurel and Emerald Green arborvitae. See our full lineup of hedge types here.

USDA Hardiness Zones:6 - 9
Your Hardiness Zone:

Sun/Shade:Partial shade
Deer Resistance:Yes
Watering Requirements:Weekly, or possibly more often in extreme heat
Growth Rate:Moderate
Mature Size:6’ to 10’ over long term
Drought Tolerance:Moderate
West Coast - Sunset Heat Zones:4 - 9 and 14 - 24
Pest/Disease Issues:
Long-term health generally unaffected by pests. Mites, borers and caterpillars are attracted to the laurel. Moderately susceptible to shot-hole disease, powdery mildew and root rot.

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