This is a dwarf form of the regular cherry laurel that is idea for smaller gardens, or where you want a smaller hedge. It can easily be pruned or trimmed to form an extremely dense, evergreen privacy screen or wind-break. The leaves are glossy and small 1 to 4 inches long. If left unclipped it will produce attractive upright spikes of fragrant flowers 4 inches tall in spring. This is an extremely tough plant that will tolerate poor and dry soil, heat, drought and shade conditions. The glossy evergreen foliage is attractive all year round and can be clipped into hedges and screens. It is deer and disease resistant.
- Easily-grown dwarf evergreen shrub
- Height 3-10 feet
- Width 6-8 feet
- Hardy in zone 6-9
- Full sun to part shade
Bare Root Plants: the plant is shipped with the roots taken out of the pot/ground, and the roots are then wrapped in moist paper, with or without soil. The roots wrapped in moist medium is then covered with some kind of plastic to hold the moisture. The paper with moisture will keep the plant alive, during the journey. The plants, once received, the roots should be given a soak for 30 minutes and planted immediately.
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plants are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in Fall and Winter and will lose most of their leaves. Looking dead and dry, is very normal. The plant will flush out in Spring.
We cannot ship certain plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by the California Department of Agriculture.
Growing Zones: 6-9
|3 to 10 Feet
|Full Sun to Part Shade
|6 to 8 Feet
|Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'