Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’ – Cherry laurel (Hedging Plants) 1.5m tall

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

Although the fruit can be toxic, a hard clip after the flowers finish in spring will prevent the ‘cherries’ from forming, this will keep your garden free from the dropping fruit while promoting fresh new leaf growth for the summer.

A popular choice for instant coverage, these bushy laurel hedging plants can reach a mature height of 8m, growing at a fast rate of 30-50cm a year once established. It is important to note that this size can be easily controlled with clipping and a height from 1m up can be maintained to enable planting in any size garden or space.

Often planted for hedging and screening, Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’ can tolerate very hard pruning to control any part of an overgrown or open plant, this means that the plants can be kept clipped in a more formal shape or left just to grow into their natural form.


1.5m tall


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Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’ – Cherry laurel (Hedging Plants) 1.5m tall


  • Size : 1.5m (5ft) tall
  • 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 : 8m+
  • Mature spread : 8m+
  • Growth rate : Fast
  • Recommended usage : Often used for hedging and screening.
  • Nursery grown : Yes


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

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 : All aspects.
  • Soil : Chalk, sand and loam.
  • Hardiness : Hardy in most places throughout the UK. 
  • Plant maintenance : Low maintenance. Prune once or twice a year.

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