Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-10 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-18 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 5-7 ft.
- Shade to Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Prunus laurocerasus
- Does Not Ship To:
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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
- skip laurels
Wonderful. The instructions were lost when California Ag inspection opened the boxes. and we were concerned because some of the leaves had brown spots and holes. Customer service, both on the phone and email, was excellent. They requested we send them photos, and they reassured us that the spots were of no concern. We planted 20 plants in one day and three weeks later they are all doing well. Thank you.
We bought 70 Skip Laurels from FastGrowingTrees. They arrived promptly and in good shape. The straps that secured the individual boxes (2 trees each) had come loose but that is more on FedEx. We are very pleased with the experience. It won’t be the last one with this company. I wanted to attach a couple of pics but I cannot figure out how to do it from the phone
Haven’t planted them yet, waiting for spring. Don’t anticipate any problems because they are a hardy plant and arrived in excellent shape.
I ordered 4 skip laurels and was so pleased with them I ordered 8 more. It’s amazing how they come shipped in a box with no damage.
Everything was good from start to finish.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. 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|
|$119 +||FREE SHIPPING!|
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 - 5. 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.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zones 6 - 11||Ships Now!|