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Skip Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’


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  • Delivered by: Wednesday, June 27

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Skip Laurel Planting Mix

Helps your Skip Laurel get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
Add a Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 5-10
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-10
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-18 ft.

Mature Width:

5-7 ft.




3 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’

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The Hardiest Hedge You Can Grow!

Once established, your evergreen Schipka Cherry Laurel (Skip Laurel) will need no maintenance at all!

This gorgeous, dense evergreen can be trained as a hedge or left unclipped to show off its naturally beautiful shape

But if you want a fast, dense screen or privacy hedge, then the Skip Laurel is the right choice.

This evergreen is hardy and resistant in every way possible…

· Drought tolerant - no need to water after it's established

· Deer resistant - not many evergreens can say that!

· Completely pest and disease free

· Tolerant of air pollution - great for cities and urban landscapes

· Adaptable to dry, poor soil - plant it anywhere

· Grows the same in shade or sun - perfect for any spot in your yard

No matter where you plant your Skip Laurel, you'll get dense, glossy evergreen foliage.

The more you plant together, the denser the foliage becomes…

Growing 2 ft. each year, you can grow an impenetrable screen or hedge in no time at all.

Or let the unclipped Skip Laurel grow naturally and get a spring show of gorgeous, white, candle-like flowers with red berries in autumn and winter.

Whether you need a fast, thick hedge for privacy, wind screening or as barrier for dust and traffic noise

Or you just want to plant a stunning evergreen, but don't have the time for maintenance

The Skip Laurel can do it all. Order yours today!

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Customer Reviews

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Skip Laurel in Zone 6
I never thought I would find a fast growing evergreen shrub for our area. These Laurels arrived in fantastic shape! I see now the value of not sending them bare root. They arrived a bit too early to plant, so we potted them up and took care of them for about 3 weeks. They have been in the ground now for just shy of a month and already have new growth! I am confident they will survive winter, and put on lots of growth next season! Thank you!
May 17, 2018
4 months ago
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Great for privacy...
These are great for privacy, they grow fast and are easy to maintain. Really nothing to do but plant and let them grow!
May 23, 2018
2 months ago
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Laurel plants
plants doing well, have grown, we will see how they do in the next 6 months. growing berries, will maybe buy more will see.
May 19, 2018
3 months ago
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Nice plant!
Great, healthy plant--I have good expectations that it will be the perfect thing for my yard! Highly recommend this company!
June 16, 2018
1 month ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Skip Laurel

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Skip 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.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Skip 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 Skip Laurel again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I need a bush/plant that was both deer resistant and can grow in the shade
Johanna N on Jun 18, 2018
I need a hardy yet pretty privacy and wind block hedge. I also didn't want to wait years to have it.
Anthony R on Mar 15, 2018
I need a bush/plant that was both deer resistant and can grow in the shade
Johanna N on Jun 18, 2018
Need a nice dense shrub for a shaded area in our yard for privacy from the neighbors. Hope it does the job!!
DEBORAH W on Jun 17, 2018
I need a hardy yet pretty privacy and wind block hedge. I also didn't want to wait years to have it.
Anthony R on Mar 15, 2018
Need a nice dense shrub for a shaded area in our yard for privacy from the neighbors. Hope it does the job!!
DEBORAH W on Jun 17, 2018
Is this ok for pets?
Cynthia M on Apr 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes unfortunately they are toxic to horses, dogs and cats.
For a dense hedge, what is the approximate distance to plant these apart?
MichaelRamsgate on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Plant them about 3 feet apart.
hi, can this be planted in a pot, if so how how big of a pot would be needed?
Jeffrey B on Apr 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes they can be grown in a containers. I would put it in a 10-15 gallon containers.
When do you plant skip laurels?
Mike H on Jun 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine in May and they are thriving. Water daily for first month.
Can you plant near a driveway ?
Kevin B on May 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Mine are not big enough to really answer this with any expertise, but we planted 27 of them about 1 yard from the edge of a road. You would have to keep them well-trimmed so that your driveway stays clear. Hope this helps.

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