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Laurel, Etna

Prunus laurocerasus Etna

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  • Root Type/Plant Size

    Pot Grown, 20-30cm (8-12ins) (Out of Stock)

  • £3.99
Size / Type Price per item for
1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Pg 20-30cm
£3.99
£3.79
£3.50
£3.03
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Pg = Pot Grown

    All prices include VAT at 20%.

This evergreen variety of laurel has the additional attraction that all the young foliage is bronzy-orange contrasting well with the glossy, leathery, dark green mature leaves. Many spikes of scented white flowers in spring followed by small berries which turn black in autumn. The flowers are attractive to bees and other pollinating insects. Also the leaves have extrafloral nectaries on their undersides which honeybees are particularly attracted to. More compact than Laurel (rotundifolia) and thrives in sun or shade. Very dense habit making an excellent screen.

HEDGE Trim with secateurs in June of July. For hedges 1.2 - 1.8m (4 - 6ft). Plant 45 - 60cm (18 - 24ins) apart.

SHRUB 2.4 x 1.8m (8 x 6ft).

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Laurel, Etna is available as:

Pg = Pot Grown

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.

Availability

Pot Grown are generally available all year.

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Laurel, Etna in a single row between 45cm/18ins apart and 60cm/24ins apart:

Planting closer will mean the plants will grow together and form a hedge quicker, but requires more plants.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.

Pruning

Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Laurel, Etna: Prune any straggly or untidy shoots, otherwise no immediate pruning is required.

    • SKU
      LAUE1
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators
      Yes
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
      Yes
    • Native
      No
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
      Evergreen
    • Keeps Leaves in Winter
      Yes
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Damp Shade
      Suitable for Dry Shade
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      1.2-1.8m (4-6ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      2.4m (8ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      15cm (6ins)
  • Propagation
    • Protected by Plant Breeders Rights (propagation by unlicensed growers prohibited)
      Yes
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, 20-30cm (8-12ins)
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown