Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’ – Cherry laurel 8-10cm girth

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’ is a tough variety of common Laurel that is notorious for its compact growth habit, resistance to diseases and ability to cope well with temperature extremes once established. Buy laurel screening trees for large, glossy green leaves, masses of small white fragrant flowers in upright racemes that emerge in spring and small red/black cherry-like fruits in autumn.

These standard trees have a 1.5-1.8m tall clear stem (that will not grow) and a bushy head of foliage that will continue to grow in height and width. This head of foliage is designed to sit above a standard 6ft fence panel in order to create a stilted hedge that will screen unsightly views from the property, e.g., neighbour’s windows, satellite dishes, extensions. We recommend planting the trees 1.2-1.5m apart to form an uninterrupted screen. If only one tree is required, it can be strategically placed to screen unsightly views from your property. Although used mainly for screening, they do make a nice tree in their own right and can be quite the eye-catching plant when in full flower!

Buy laurel screening trees for fast-growing, tough trees that will grow between 30-50cm a year once established. If required, these trees can tolerate very hard pruning to control their growth and help create a thicker and bushier plant. This means that the trees can be kept clipped in a more formal ‘topiary’ shape or left just to grow into their natural form.

8-10cm girth


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Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’ – Cherry laurel 8-10cm girth


  • Size : 8-10cm girth
  • Botanical name/s : Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita'
  • Common name/s : Cherry laurel
  • Flower / Foliage : Large glossy green leaves, racemes of white flowers in the spring and black/red cherry like fruits in the autumn.
  • Plant type : Evergreen
  • Flowering period : Spring
  • Mature height : 5-7m
  • Mature spread : Up to 3m
  • Growth rate : Fast
  • Recommended usage : Often used to provide privacy and screen unsightly views without encroaching on the rest of the garden.
  • Nursery grown : Yes


Once planted, the Prunus will need watering throughout the first growing season, but make sure not to over / underwater.

Check tree tie / stake isn’t rubbing and / or too tight or too loose on the trunk.

Check for and remove any dead, decaying, diseased or crossing branches.

Remove any weeds from around the base of the laurel plant (including grass).

  • Position/Aspect : Prunus laurocerasus can be grown in all aspects.
  • Soil : Any: sand, clay, loam etc.
  • Hardiness : Hardy in all areas of UK.
  • Plant maintenance : Annual clipping.

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