30/40cm (12/16in) Bare Root 1 year old
|3 or more||2.59||(£3.11)||10 or more||1.65||(£1.98)|
|50 or more||1.42||(£1.70)||250 or more||1.28||(£1.54)|
30/40cm (12/16in) Bare Root 1 year old pack of 100
|1 or more||119.00||(£142.80)||5 or more||112.00||(£134.40)|
|10 or more||105.00||(£126.00)||25 or more||98.00||(£117.60)|
40/60cm (1.5-2ft) Bare Root 2 year old
|3 or more||3.99||(£4.79)||10 or more||2.49||(£2.99)|
|50 or more||2.20||(£2.64)||250 or more||1.99||(£2.39)|
40/60cm (1.5-2ft) Bare Root 2 year old pack of 100
|1 or more||179.00||(£214.80)||5 or more||167.00||(£200.40)|
|10 or more||156.00||(£187.20)||25 or more||144.00||(£172.80)|
60/80cm (2-3ft) Bare Root 2 year old
|3 or more||4.99||(£5.99)||10 or more||3.35||(£4.02)|
|50 or more||2.98||(£3.58)||250 or more||2.76||(£3.31)|
60/80cm (2-3ft) Bare Root 2 year old pack of 100
|1 or more||259.00||(£310.80)||5 or more||240.00||(£288.00)|
|10 or more||219.00||(£262.80)||25 or more||202.00||(£242.40)|
80/100cm (2.5-3.5ft) RootBall Bushy
|1 or more||12.99||(£15.59)||5 or more||12.39||(£14.87)|
|25 or more||11.89||(£14.27)||100 or more||11.49||(£13.79)|
80/100cm (2.5-3.5ft) RootBall Bushy pack of 30
100/120cm (3.5-4ft) RootBall Bushy
|1 or more||14.39||(£17.27)||5 or more||13.73||(£16.48)|
|25 or more||13.28||(£15.94)||100 or more||12.87||(£15.44)|
120/150cm (4-5ft) RootBall bush
|1 or more||22.49||(£26.99)||5 or more||21.06||(£25.27)|
|25 or more||20.30||(£24.36)||100 or more||19.49||(£23.39)|
40/60cm (1.5-2ft) in 2 litre pots
|1 or more||5.29||(£6.35)||5 or more||4.95||(£5.94)|
|25 or more||4.60||(£5.52)||100 or more||4.35||(£5.22)|
60/80cm (2-3ft) in 3 litre pots
|1 or more||6.79||(£8.15)||5 or more||6.29||(£7.55)|
|25 or more||5.85||(£7.02)||100 or more||5.40||(£6.48)|
60/80cm (2-3ft) in 3 litre pots pack of 50
90/120cm (3-4ft) in 7.5 litre pots
|1 or more||16.49||(£19.79)||5 or more||15.35||(£18.42)|
|25 or more||14.60||(£17.52)||100 or more||14.10||(£16.92)|
90/120cm (3-4ft) in 7.5 litre pots pack of 20
120/150cm (4-5ft) in 15 litre pots
|1 or more||22.99||(£27.59)||5 or more||21.50||(£25.80)|
|25 or more||20.65||(£24.78)||100 or more||19.85||(£23.82)|
140/160cm (4.5-5.5ft) in 25 litre pots
|1 or more||32.99||(£39.59)||5 or more||30.85||(£37.02)|
|25 or more||29.60||(£35.52)||100 or more||28.45||(£34.14)|
LAUREL HEDGE-CHERRY LAUREL HEDGE, PRUNUS LAUROCERASUS, CHERRY LAUREL HEDGING
Large leaves and a fast growth rate make the Common Laurel (often called Cherry Laurel) one of the best evergreen shrubs for hedging and screening. At Hopes Grove Nurseries we grow the variety Prunus Laurocerasus ?Rotundifolia? which has a particularly dense and bushy habit of growth making it the best choice for a laurel hedge. All varieties of Laurel are very hardy and easy to grow.
The new pale green leaves of the Cherry Laurel emerge in late spring and quickly develop to a glossy rich deep green colour, typically 6 inches (15cm) long and about half as wide. Racemes of small white flowers are produced (normally on untrimmed Cherry Laurel plants) in early summer followed by red cherry like fruits which often turn black. The leaves and berries of all Laurels are harmful if eaten.
Common Laurel is a versatile hedging plant thriving in all except thin chalky soil and waterlogged sites. A Cherry Laurel hedge can be grown in full sun or part shade or even in denser shade under the canopy of large trees providing the hedging plants are given a good start and plenty of water until well established. The shade tolerant Cherry Laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia) is often used for game cover and is an excellent plant for ?infilling? difficult areas. Cherry Laurels are not however suited to coastal areas where the Spotted Laurel is more successful.
Cherry Laurel hedging plants can be relied upon to grow into a broad evergreen hedge or screen of almost any height. This fast growing variety will produce between 1 and 2 feet (30-60cm) of growth each year, the larger foliage not only acts as a windbreak but also filters noise making Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia an excellent choice for roadside planting.
Established Cherry Laurel hedges should be trimmed in spring or autumn, many text books will tell you to clip your laurel hedge with secateurs to avoid unsightly cut leaves however, on the nursery we trim all our laurel hedges in late spring with a hedgetrimmer and find that any damaged leaves are soon covered by a new flush of growth.
Cherry Laurel hedges suffer from pests and diseases, downy mildew and shothole are both fungal diseases that can occur in damp summers, especially on younger laurel plants. Neither disease is really harmful to the plants and we do not recommend chemical treatment, improving ventilation to all parts of the hedge will do much to control the symptoms. Providing a good layer of mulch to your Cherry Laurel hedge in spring (ideally with the application of a slow release fertiliser also) will conserve moisture and maintain a rich dark glossy green colour to your hedge as well as reducing weed growth.
For a new Cherry Laurel hedge we recommend planting 18-24 inches (45-60cm) apart, plants of all sizes are easy to establish. All of the Laurel hedging plants (Prunus Laurocerasus ?Rotundifolia) that we sell are grown here on the nursery. Bare rooted plants (available from Nov-March) are excellent value but will require winter protection in the form of windbreak netting or fleece for the first few months.
Larger Rootballed Laurel hedging plants (available from Oct-April) are perfect for instant effect, these bushy plants will create a screen almost instantly. Pot grown Laurel hedging plants may be planted at any time of year and we offer a complete range of sizes to suit even the most impatient of gardeners!
At Hopes Grove Nurseries we grow Supersized Laurel hedging, these exceptionally bushy plants have an extra trim and a lot more space on the nursery which allows the plant to develop more fully. Whilst they are more expensive they represent excellent value as they may be planted up to 4ft (1.2metres) apart meaning less actual plants are required.
All our Cherry Laurel hedging plants are covered by our guarantee and we supply full planting instructions. Rootgrow and Bonemeal will help give your new Laurel hedge a good start and may be found on the left hand menu.