Cherry Laurel 'English Laurel' for Sale

Cherry Laurel 'English Laurel' for Sale

Cherry Laurel 'English Laurel' for Sale

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Cherry Laurel 'English Laurel'

Perfect for Urban Settings

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Here’s why you should get to know Cherry Laurel:

  • Beautiful, resilient tree grows well in urban settings
  • Versatile and compact enough to use as a hedge or shrub
  • Incredible white blooms resemble cherry flowers
  • Sweet fragrance

The Cherry Tree that’s also a Cherry Shrub

The versatility of the Cherry Laurel makes it a favorite among discriminating landscapers.  With its convenient size of 4 feet tall, the Cherry—or English Laurel as it’s also known—can be pruned to form an ornamental hedge that will provide a showy screen for all to admire from either side.  For those who love the look of a cherry without the edible fruit, the Laurel is a sweet alternative to common hedges.
Put a little English on it

Imagine lining your landscape's boundaries dressed with a hedge that’s easy to care for as well as beautiful.  That’s what you get with the English Laurel.  The rich, waxy green foliage is only outdone by the white, fragrant racemes that bloom in the spring.  The soft, showy clusters of flowers give way to black berries to add the perfect accent.  

Although the Cherry Laurel possesses a gentle beauty for a hedge, its ability to withstand the most challenging environments makes it a favorite among landscapers and home gardeners.  Whether you plant it as a tree or incorporate it as a designer shrub, don’t hedge!  

Get your Cherry Laurel today.

Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 4 ft.
Mature Width: 4 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Prunus laurocerasus
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cherry Laurel 'English Laurel'.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cherry Laurel 'English Laurel' gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cherry Laurel 'English Laurel' again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I want to use this as a hedge row. How far apart should I plant them? Also, how much side growth should I allow for? Are there other flower colors and if so, can you tell what they are when buying?
Bruce B on Apr 3, 2015
How tall is a 3 gallon plant ?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2014
Are these berries toxic to children or dogs?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Cherry Laurel 'English Laurel' berries can cause discomfort to humans if ingested.
Will it grow in zone 5?
Barbara Anne on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is not recommended for zone 5 winters. A Flowering Almond would work well in your area and will reach about the same height and width as the Cherry Laurel.
How fast does it grow?
A shopper on Jul 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This is a very fast growing shrub with a growth rate upwards of 25 inches per year.
Will it work in a shady setting?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Cherry Laurels do well in full to partial sun. If the shade comes in the morning or afternoon it will be fine. If the area is constantly shady I would suggest planting it in a sunnier area.
how tall can it grow?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The Cherry Laurel gets about four feet tall.
does it stay green in the winter?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes the Cherry Laurel stays green year around. It's an evergreen shrub.
hello. How wide do these get and are the berries edible for birds?
A shopper on Jun 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Birds do eat these berries and the Cherry Laurel gets about 4 feet wide.
Looking to put these near pool area... do the flowers attract a large number of bees?
Jason T on May 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Any flowering trees will attract some bees.
English Laurel: what is a good spray to kill something that is eating the leaves leaving small round holes on the leaf. I can not see any bugs on the leaf?
thanks George
george d on Jul 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Seven dust or any organic pesticide will work well. It sounds like you have caterpillars. They like to munch on leaves and then leave.
termites are on my laurel cherry tree?
Hazel C on Jun 4, 2015

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