Prunus Laurocerasus


Upright, evergreen shrub with large glossy, dark green leaves and white flowers in spring. Sometimes it has cherry red berries. Height of 10m and a spread of 10m after 10-20 years.


Grown in moist, free-draining, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade.


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.