Otto Luyken Laurel Hedging – Prunus laurocerasus Otto Luyken


The Otto Laurel, often named the Prunus Laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’, is an ideal evergreen hedging for any garden as our customers are always impressed with the shrub’s hardiness and ability to grow and even flower in the shade.


The Otto Laurel, often named the Prunus Laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’, is an ideal evergreen hedging for any garden as our customers are always impressed with the shrub’s hardiness and ability to grow and even flower in the shade. When the Otto Laurel does flower in Spring, the whiteness of the flowers stand against the rich, glossy green leaves and complement each other perfectly.

The Otto Laurel is a compact laurel, meaning it is perfect for creating instant privacy from neighbours and adding an extra layer of security to your property. The Laurel (if preferred) is easily maintained at 0.5-1.5m in height and only requires clipping just once a year in September or October. The Otto Laurel will typically grow from 10-20cm per year, depending on factors like watering and nutrient intake, placing them into the “slow growing hedge” category. We offer you the choice of Otto Laurels in a range of sizes, meaning you can choose to affordably grow the hedging or receive it fully-grown and instantly have the benefits of its compactness and hardiness. For customers who are looking for larger and quicker growing hedging with more instant height and protection, our range of Cherry, Caucasica and Genolia Laurels may be more suited, or any of our fast-growing conifers as well, like the Leylandii.

The Otto Laurel can be planted in virtually all conditions, making it almost guaranteed to grow well in your garden wherever you are, if it is given the correct care. The Laurel is suitable for normal, clay and chalk soils, tolerating both full sun and full shade also. They are suitable for both inland and exposed sites, including coastal locations, making this Laurel very versatile and sure to make a great addition to any garden year-round as it will keep its lovely colouring and bushiness due to being an evergreen shrub.

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


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.