Common Laurels are also known as Cherry Laurel as they produce berries resembling cherries and have leaves similar to that of the bay laurel. Laurels are one of the most popular evergreen hedging plants as they are fast growing, dense and evergreen. Laurel plants are very versatile and will grow well in most conditions being tolerant of shade and dry soils. Laurel hedges are usually quick to establish and are therefore often favoured as an economical option when balancing time and budget. Laurel plants produce clusters of fragrant white flowers in Spring that contrast well with the glossy green leaves. Red berries are occasionally produced in autumn, though both the leaves and berries can be harmful if eaten. Laurel is an excellent choice for a fast growing evergreen hedge or screen.
All our laurel hedging plants are container grown and will have a fully intact and undisturbed root system. They will establish quicker than root-balled plants with fewer losses as there has been no disturbance to the root system.