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Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'

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Botanical Name

Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'

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The Schipka Cherry Laurel is a large evergreen shrub that will grow to 18 feet, but it is usually grown as a screen or hedge. It can easily be pruned or trimmed to form an extremely dense, evergreen screen or wind-break, creating a private space in your garden. It is hardy, easy to grow and grows two feet a year, so it rapidly produces the tall dense screen you need to create privacy and hide an ugly view. This is an extremely tough plant that will tolerate poor and dry soil, shade and air pollution. If you need a fast growing plant for a dense screen, that will take harsh conditions of heat, drought and shade, Schipka Cherry Laurel is your first choice.

  • Hardy to minus 10 degrees
  • Fresh, glossy evergreen foliage is attractive all year round
  • Easily grown even in difficult urban conditions
  • Can be clipped into hedges and screens
  • Drought and deer resistant

The Schipka Cherry Laurel has smaller leaves than the common form of this plant, so it makes a neater plant, especially when clipped, and it will fit well into any size of garden. It is also hardier than common forms of Cherry Laurel, so it is an ideal choice for gardeners in cooler areas. It will grow in almost any soil and although it will reward you with more rapid growth if it receives water and fertilizer when young, mature plants can be left to fend for themselves and are quite drought resistant. It has no significant pests or diseases and looks attractive all year round