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Skip Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

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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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!

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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,OR
    Grows Well In Zones:5-10 outdoors
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    Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors

    (hardy down to -10℉)

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    Based on 86 reviews


    Fast growth

    As first time customers we were so pleased to see how healthy our plants looked when they arrived and how sturdy the packaging was. We got the skip laurels in the ground right away and gave them a nice drink. After just 2 weeks we already see new growth on them and are excited to see how they look in a few years! Highly recommend this company.

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    Michael F.
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    laurel for privacy hedge

    Arrived in great condition and well packaged. I need to start a privacy hedge and this was an economical choice. These grow fast, a foot or more each year. Locally all I can find is 5 gallon size, expensive and hard to transport and plant by yourself.

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    Great service on time delivery

    Great service on time delivery very healthy product great price.

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    Verified Buyer

    Skip Laurels arrive healthy and larger than expected

    I was pleased with the size and healthiness of my Skip Laurels when they arrived. They were not damaged at all during shipping.

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    Bob F.
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    Skip Laurels!

    I ordered 12 Skip Laurel, and then a few days later another 3 Skip Laurel. Eisha handled both orders for me. She was both friendly and professional. She explained everything to me and helped me with the orders. I received all 15 plants in 3 days and they were all in excellent condition. I planted them 2 days later, and after only the first 10 days they appear to have new growth on them! I am very happy with my orders!!

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