Laurel Trees (Prunus)

Laurel Trees (Prunus)

Another great screening tree, you can buy our Laurel trees online or direct from our tree nursery. Choose from  Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel) and Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel).

Laurel has become a very valuable plant in the hedgerows of the UK, and is favoured as a reliable, evergreen plant that is more inkeeping with many environments than certain conifers. Sometimes known as “Cherry Laurel”, Prunus Laurocerasus has many cultivars.

It will grow to around 6 or 7 metres tall, and will continue to spread unless regular formative pruning during the summer is undergone. The particular cultivar that King and Co favour is Prunus Laurocerasus ‘Notiva’, notiva has proved to the much hardier than its parent. Furthermore, it is not susceptible to mildew or “shot hole” disease, which can stunt growth. Notiva is also slightly more compact and has a darker leaf. Planted at one metre spacings at a single row of laurels, it will make a superb evergreen screen.

Also worthy of mention is Prunus Lusitanica or more commonly known as “Portugese laurel”. Lusitanica is a much tighter form of laurel with a much smaller bluey green leaf. Although it has the disadvantage of growing at a slower rate than Cherry Laurel, it remains a very popular plant. When regularly trimmed, Lusitanica will develop into the most magnificent evergreen hedge, various sizes up to 2 metres tall are available here at the nursery.



Prunus laurocerasus - Cherry Laurel tree 10/12cm Girth

Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel tree ) is a large glossy leaved evergreen tre ...

£198.00 Includes VAT

Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel 125cm tall

Prunus lusitanica is a tough and hardy evergreen ideal for hedges and screening. ...

£79.00 Includes VAT

Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel 2m tall

Prunus lusitanica is ideal for hedges and screening and is a tough and hardy eve ...

£138.00 Includes VAT

Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel Tree 8/10cm Girth

Prunus lusitanica , with its dark green leaves it make a  popular screen tr ...

£138.00 Includes VAT

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