• Cherry Laurel 'Centre Court™' for Sale

    Cherry Laurel 'Centre Court™' for Sale

    Cherry Laurel 'Centre Court™' for Sale

 

Cherry Laurel 'Centre Court™'

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Growing Zones: 7-10


Growing Zones 7-10 This plant is recommended for zones: 7-10
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30 ft.

Mature Width:

15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Prunus caroliniana Centre Court™

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Perfect for Urban Settings

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. 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.





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Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cherry Laurel 'Centre Court™'



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


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

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 'Centre Court™' 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 'Centre Court™' again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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How tall is a 3 gallon plant ?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2014
Best Answer: The gallon sizes are listed because we cannot guarantee what height they will be. The heights can vary from 6-12 inches and up.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 14, 2016
Are these deer resistant ??
Kathy C on Mar 3, 2015
Best Answer: They are seldom damaged by deer. If they get hungry enough they will eat anything.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 19, 2016
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.
Reply (2) · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 13, 2014
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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 13, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 17, 2014
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how far apart does one space these for a privacy hedge?
william Z on Apr 7, 2016
Best Answer: I would plant them 7 feet apart.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 29, 2016
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how tall can it grow?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2014
Best Answer: The Cherry Laurel gets about four feet tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Sep 3, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 12, 2014
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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Answers to height say 4' but the info on the page says grows to 15'. which is correct? do you sell another laurel that grows to 15'??
Mary B on Mar 23, 2016
Best Answer: 3-4 ft tall, 6-8 ft wide
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Apr 7, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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When and how do you trim them back??
Peggy L on Jun 3, 2016
Best Answer: An area of cultivated shrubs in a park or garden is known as a shrubbery. When clipped as topiary, shrubs and hedges generally have dense foliage and many small leafy branches growing close together. Many shrubs and hedges respond well to renewal pruning, in which hard cutting back to a “stool” results in long new stems known as “canes.” Other shrubs and hedges respond better to selective pruning to reveal their structure and character.

Trimming a shrub or hedge helps to promote bushy growth. If a flail cutter is used, then the flail must be kept sharp to ensure that the cutting is effective on the shrub or hedge. The disadvantage of this is that the shrub or hedge species takes a number of years before it will flower again and subsequently bear fruit for wildlife and people. If the shrub or hedge is trimmed repeatedly at the same height, a “hard knuckle” will start to form at that height – similar to the shape of a Pollard tree.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 15, 2016
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Is this deer resistant?
Anthony S on May 16, 2015
Best Answer: Yes laurel's are deer resistant.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jan 12, 2016
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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.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 5, 2015
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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.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 11, 2014
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I'm looking for something to fill in a sparse tree line for privacy and someone recommended the cherry laurel. One of the tree lines gets some sun, the other not so much. Would cherry laurel work? I live outside of Wilmington DE.
Chris on Apr 16, 2016
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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

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