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Prunus l. ‘Schipkaensis’

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.


prunus laurocerasus Schipkaensis: Cherry laurel growing region. Buy Skip laurel for Sale

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 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
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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 this Skip Laurel. Moderately susceptible to shot-hole disease, powdery mildew, and root rot.

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*Wholesale pricing is strictly extended to members of the green industry - including but not limited to: Landscape Companies, Garden Centers, Landscape Suppliers, and Landscape Architects.
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    Here both a Schip laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') hedge and a lower barberry (Berberis) hedge are used together to create a multi-layered border.

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    This rock wall is extended much higher with a Schip laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis') InstantHedge planted at the top.

  • 155618789-prunus-schipkaensis-schip-skip-cherry-laurel-privacy-hedge-swimming-pool-suburban-estate-modern

    Swimming areas need privacy and wind protection, and a Schip laurel hedge provides both beautifully.