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Skip Laurel Shrub

Prunus laurocerasus

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:Full Sun, Partial Sun
    Growth Rate:Moderate
    Botanical Name:Prunus laurocerasus
    Does Not Ship To:AZ,OR
    Grows Well In Zones:5-10 outdoors
    grow zone map

    Growing Zones: 5-10 outdoors

    (hardy down to -10℉)

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    Based on 95 reviews

    Xin G.
    Verified Buyer

    A bit smaller than expected

    Shipping was faster than expected--arrived just a few days after I had submitted my order. I ordered two 5-gallon shrubs to fit two square pots that had an opening of 80cm x 80cm and they were very roomy in the pots, but I'm hoping they will grown quickly.

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    Joseph A.
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    Good-looking, hearty skip laurels and

    Good-looking, hearty skip laurels and great service!

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    Donna M.
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    Love this bush, it's my second one I bought from you


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    Nice Skip Laurels

    So far so good, overall. We've found they require more water than we anticipated. But then again, we live in Texas so--. We're looking forward to them growing into bigger bushes. If so, we'd consider ordering more.

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    dan j.
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    Beautiful and healthy plus great customer service

    We ordered eight schipka cherry laurels, and they all arrived in excellent condition, very healthy and green. They’ve been in the ground two weeks now and appear to be thriving. Great price, fast delivery!

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