This is a useful, more upright variety of Cherry Laurel with elongated lush deep green leaves that is very well suited as a hedging plant, especially if you don’t want the hedge to be too wide.
Prunus Caucasica is vigorous and will cover quickly growing at 30cm per year in reasonable soil, up to twice that with really good soil preparation and aftercare.
Caucasica Laurels are suitable for hedges of any size from 120cm upwards, they are very popular for taller hedges of around 2 metres to give year-round privacy at eye level, especially for boundary hedges where they have the added advantages of filtering wind, noise and pollution.
Cherry Laurel hedges are best trimmed in autumn or spring, if left untrimmed the plants will produce fragrant clusters of white flowers in spring flowed by red cherry-like fruits that eventually ripen to black and are very popular with birds.
Grow Caucasica Cherry Laurels in any garden soil that does not become waterlogged during wet spells although on very shallow chalky soils the Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) is a better choice.
When planting a new Laurel hedge we recommend using 2-4 plants per metre depending on the size that you choose.
If you need a larger number of Laurel plants take a look at our pack and pallet deals, these have discounts of up to 20% while still offering free delivery.
We have pot grown Caucasica Laurels that can be planted at any time of year and because they do not suffer any root disturbance they will establish and grow away quickly.
We usually have bare root plants available for delivery in the winter planting season from November until April, these are a very economical choice, especially if you need a lot of plants.
If you need any further information about Caucasica Laurels, or any other plants please call our experienced sales team on 01580 765600, they will be pleased to help.