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').
- With uniquely medium-sized and glossy green foliage, this laurel can create a pleasingly layered look.
- As it doesn’t thrive under direct sunlight, this laurel grows well at the edge of a wooded area or in other environments with dappled shade.
- The shrub was first discovered on Bulgaria’s Schipka mountain pass and was then given its name 'Schipkaensis'
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’ DETAILS
There are a number of immediate benefits to choosing the Schipka 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
- Stays evergreen throughout the seasons
This Schipka has smaller leaves than other 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 Schipka Cherry Laurel produces attractive stalks of aromatic white flowers.
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||6 - 9|
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|Watering Requirements:||Weekly, or possibly more often in extreme heat|
|Mature Size:||6’ to 10’ over long term|
|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.|
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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