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Common Laurel 60/80cm Root Ball (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia')

Common Laurel 60/80cm Root Ball (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia') | ScotPlants Direct

Product Code: PLR-RB-60/80

Price: £17.46

Common Laurel Hedge - Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia - (60/80cm)


Though mainly known for their rich and stunning green foliage, the Cherry Laurel hedging also showcases intricate creamy-white flowers within the spring, which are then followed by red berries to make it look festive in the winter- making it an amazing decorative addition to any size of garden. As the berries are seen as a great welcomed source of food, the Cherry Laurel encourages many birds to your garden, as well as the lovely flowers providing an opportunity to attract bees.

Please note, all parts of the Cherry Laurel (including leaves/berries) are toxic to both humans and animals when consumed. Though the plant does not hold much attraction to pets/children, it is strongly advised to avoid planting near livestock. If you are concerned about your pets and children, it is best to choose Bay Laurel (the only non-toxic Laurel).

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia,' is ideal to reduce noise and wind, as well as being perfect to use as a privacy screen. The plant has a seemingly fast growth rate, looking at around 30-60cm per year, and can even be grown to 20/30ft high (though it is easier to maintain at a lower height). That in mind, Laurel hedging does tend to do better as a standalone hedge- but you can plant with other Laurel varieties if you are looking to create a mixed hedge. Although, this plant tends to have a slight spreading habit, which can easily fill any surrounding space of its original planting space (which means there is generally no need to rely on other plants to fill it).


Key Features

The Cherry Laurel grows well in pretty much every condition, including dry sites or heavily shaded areas (although coastal gardens and alkaline soil is not very suitable), making it the perfect plant for any problem areas within your garden- whether that's parts of the garden with very little sunlight, or just with poor soil. It is also important to consider that it is not recommended to plant the Cherry Laurel next to livestock, as the leaves and berries can both be harmful to animals.

Growth Rate

Fast (40-60cm per year)

Ideal Height

1.5m-5m Tall

Soil Type

Normal, dry


Exposed, inland


Full sun, semi-shade, full shade

Evergreen Foliage?



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