• Eventual height: 5m
  • Eventual spread: 4m

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'

cherry laurel

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
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  • Position: Full sun, partial shade or shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Fast
  • Flowering period: April
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy


Dense, bushy, evergreen shrub with large glossy, dark green leaves. It makes an excellent hedging plant, and can cope with deep shade under trees as well as full sun. Small white flowers are produced on spikes in mid- spring, followed by cherry red berries which are harmful if eaten. 'Rotundifolia' will make a dense evergreen screen or hedge if lightly clipped to maturity and is a robust plant for exposed sites where privacy and shelter are paramount.

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  • Garden care:
    When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in either spring or summer. Mature plants can tolerate hard pruning in spring, cutting back to the old wood.
    • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten
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