Cherry Laurel – Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundafolia


Cherry Laurel hedging plants have been our best selling hedging plants right from the start, their glossy evergreen foliage add sophistication and charm to any garden or landscape

The Cherry Laurel has broad, vibrant leaves that grow with the new foliage, which has an amber tint. This combination gives your garden colour and life throughout the year. As spring arrives, the Laurel will blossom white flowers against its green leaves, and in autumn time blue (inedible) berries will begin to grow. However, we urge our customers to note that if the hedge’s new foliage is trimmed this could result in the laurel losing its ability to flower that same year.

The Laurel (if preferred) will grow tall – easily over 8m in height, making it ideal for privacy. It is easily maintained if just trimmed once or twice a year and can typically grow anywhere from 30cm – 60cm depending on factors like watering and nutrients, placing it into the “fast growing hedge” category and making it very popular with our customers. We offer you the choice of Laurel from 15 cm tall to 200 cm tall, meaning you can affordably grow the hedging or receive it fully-grown and instantly have the benefits of its colour and privacy.

The Laurel is always in high demand from our customers because it’s an evergreen, which can give your garden year-round colour, wind protection and can encourage birds and wildlife to hide within it. It’s also durable, withstanding hot summers and grey, rainy days which allows it to thrive in all areas. It can grow in normal to clay soils but may struggle if you have chalky soil, if this is the case, we recommend looking at our Portuguese Laurel for sale instead, which will grow better in chalky soil.

The recommended planting density varies depending on the height of the plants you buy. For Example:
Small – (15-90cm): It is recommended that you plant 3-5 plants per meter
Medium – (90-150cm): It is recommended that you plant 2-3 plants per meter
Large – (150-300cm): It is recommended that you plant 1-2 plants per meter


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm

Foliage Type



Not Native

Growth Height

Tall Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth








Without Thornes



Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape

Bushy Shrub


Use any of the codes below at checkout to save on your plants.

Use Code: LARGE5 to get 5% off when you spend £500.

Use Code: LARGE7.5 to get 7.5% off when you spend £1000.

Use Code: LARGE10 to get 10% off when you spend £2000.

Use Code: LARGE15 to get 15% off when you spend £5000.


Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

Not home? No problem!

If you are not home at the time of your delivery, don’t worry! With your permission, we will instruct our trusted couriers to leave your plants in a safe place. If you have any requirements, or a preferred safe place for your plant delivery, please ensure to leave us a note along with your order, or simply give us a call.

Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

For more delivery information refer to our terms and conditions here.