Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia

 

Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia, Laurel. Dense fast growing bushy, evergreen shrub with large glossy, dark green leaves. It makes an excellent hedging plant. Small white flowers are produced on spikes in mid-spring, followed by cherry red berries (harmful if eaten) Mature plants can tolerate hard pruning in spring, cutting back to the old wood. Max height: 5m Max spread: 4m.

 

 

Plant in moist well drained soil. Full sun / Partial Shade / Shade. Hardy. Prune in either spring or summer.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.