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Skip Laurel Prunus laurocerasus

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Shrubs & Hedges

  • Skip Laurel
  • Skip Laurel
  • Skip Laurel
  • Skip Laurel
  • Skip Laurel

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Why Skip Laurel Shrubs?

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…and it's one of the hardiest hedges you can grow.

  • Doesn't need pruning or clipping.
  • Evergreen foliage offers year-round interest.
  • Delivers dense hedging that's deer resistant.
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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-18 ft.
Mature Width: 5-7 ft.
Sunlight: Shade to Full Sun
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Prunus laurocerasus
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 5-10 outdoors
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Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors

(hardy down to -10℉)

Product Description

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!
- 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 dark 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...

Note: If your plant arrives with holes or damaged leaves, don’t be alarmed! Laurels do not like being in containers, so it is very common for this cosmetic damage to occur. Once plant your Laurel in the ground, new growth will emerge happy, healthy and hole-free. If you have any concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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

Planting & Care

1. Planting: First, select a location with well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade – any area with about 4 to 6 hours of sunlight should suffice. When you’re ready to plant, dig a hole that’s about three times the width of your plant’s root ball, and place your plant.

2. Watering: Once established, your Skip Laurel is relatively drought-tolerant, but it’s important to have a regular watering schedule for the first few growing seasons. Water about once weekly or check the surrounding soil about 2 or 3 inches down.

Questions & Answers

Why Skip Laurel Shrubs?

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…and it's one of the hardiest hedges you can grow.

This evergreen is hardy and resistant in every way possible. In fact, the Skip Laurel is:

  • Drought tolerant: no need to water after it's established.
  • Deer resistant, pest resistant, and disease-free.
  • Tolerant of air pollution: ideal for cities and urban landscapes

So, no matter where you plant your Skip Laurel, you'll get dense, glossy evergreen foliage. In fact, the more you plant together, the denser the foliage becomes. 

Who is Fast Growing Trees?

We are the largest mail-order nursery in the country, shipping bigger and better trees directly to your door.

And since we've planted, grown and nurtured your Skip Laurel, you get the easy benefits in your landscape. Basically, we're done the hard work at our nursery so that you don't have to...you get a lush, green screen you'll enjoy for years to come, all without any hassle on your part.

Planting the Skip Laurel Shrub

To plant, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and as deep as the soil in the container. Center the Skip Laurel in the planting hole and back fill with soil. Create a watering ring around the perimeter of the planting hole (this helps divert water to the outer roots). Mulch with at least two or three inches of compost or pulverized bark.

How Should I Space My Skip Laurel Hedge?

Skip Laurels grow to heights of about 10 to 20 feet. If you want a taller hedge, screen or windbreak, young trees should be spaced at least 15 feet apart. If you're growing a hedge, a space of 5 to 10 feet between trees is ideal. 

How Fast Do Skip Laurel Shrubs Grow?

Skip Laurel Trees grow about 2 feet each year, reaching their mature height in around 10 years.

When Do I Water My Skip Laurel?

Water with at least an inch of water per week, keeping the soil moist but not oversaturated - generally, we recommend letting a garden hose run for about 1 to 3 minutes per week, depending on your soil. 

If you're not sure when to water, simply check the surrounding soil about 3 inches down - if the soil is dry here, it's time to water.

How I Fertilize Skip Cherry Laurels?

You'll want to use a shrub and tree fertilizer, unless a soil test shows that nutrients are low or missing. If the soil is missing or low on nutrients, use a nutrient-specific fertilizer.

How Do I Prune a Skip Laurel Shrub?

You may want to consider pruning if you are using them as a hedge; left unclipped, you'll get white, candle-like flowers with red berries in autumn and winter. To clip into a hedge, simply shear to your desired shape and height in the fall or winter.

Shipping Details

Shipping Alert:

You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5, & 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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Growing Zone Shipping Resumes
Zones 3 & 4 Week of May 2nd
Zone 5 Week of April 11th
Zone 6 Week of March 28th
Zones 6 - 11 Ships Now!

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $11.95
$15.00-$23.99 $13.95
$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$78.99 $19.95
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MM
04/14/2020
Mark M.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Great Trees

I was very nervous about ordering trees online. I don't know much about planting trees and the local landscapers didn't seem to know much more then I was able to look up. The site was full of details I needed to make my decision and the trees came in looking healthy. I planted them about two weeks ago and they are doing great.

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06/02/2019
Alyssa B.
United States United States

Exceeded expectations

This was our first experience ordering live plants. We ordered the 2-3’ skip laurels and almost all 30 of them were almost 4’ tall. They were all healthy and have only been in the ground for a few weeks, but we already see a lot of new growth. The customer service was also great and shipping was prompt. Would definitely order again!

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04/29/2019
Steve T.
United States

Awesome privacy shrub!!

Bought 4 of them approximately 3 weeks ago and they came packed neatly and efficiently. I have them in the ground and they are growing like a wildfire as I write this. Beautiful new branches working their way up. Going to order some more.

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11/04/2018
Shuk W.

My Skip Laurels

The packaging were nice and the plants - Skip Laurels were in good condition inside the box. They are growing strong after I removed them from pots.

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11/14/2021
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Skip Laure

Great, arrived in amazing packaging..and is planted...excited to see it grows.

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