Laurel Hedge Plants – Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia

Evergreen, Fast Growing, Laurel Hedge Plants – Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia

Create great shelter, screening, and privacy in the garden with these bushy evergreen & fast-growing hedge plants.

 

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Tree Sizes

2-3ft, 2L Potted, 3-4ft, 3L Pot

2.506.50

Available on backorder

Adam Richards
Adam Richards
2023-11-16
These guys are the best. Super prossesional & 100% personable. Caitriona & Robert helped me plan my hedging, offered advice and delivered swiftly. Thank you.
Gary Dully
Gary Dully
2023-11-11
Highly recommend. Beautiful healthy thriving tree and hedges delivered and no issues, very fast delivery and great to deal with. 10/10. Top marks.
Gareth Wills
Gareth Wills
2023-11-11
Excellent. Great quality and very helpful.
Matthew Kehoe
Matthew Kehoe
2023-11-07
Couldn’t recommend and rate Cullen Nurseries more highly! They supplied excellent specimen shrubs and looked after all planting at a very competitive rate, not to mention a very speedy turn around. A super family run Irish business! Thanks Caitriona & Rob. M
Evelyn Potts
Evelyn Potts
2023-10-28
Catriona and Rob were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional. Got lovely plants….delivered to the door…..extremely happy customer…..thank you.
Dave McGee
Dave McGee
2023-10-12
Very quick & lovely plants,great service
Jennifer Sharkey
Jennifer Sharkey
2023-09-28
So happy to have chosen Cullen Nurseries to supply, plant and fertilize our new Red Robin hedge. Great customer service from Caitriona and really pleased with the very professional job Rob & his colleague did planting them. Pics don't do them justice - this was the day they were planted - 61 x 2l Red Robins - really healthy looking plants. Delighted and looking forward to seeing them grow over the years. Thank you!
Mary Belton
Mary Belton
2023-09-28
Caitriona and Rob provided lovely strong trees and delivery was very smooth. I will be back to buy bare root hedging when available!
Ronan Doyle
Ronan Doyle
2023-09-18
Really helpful. Great selection.

Delivery Information

We deliver to Ireland and Northern Ireland. We aim to deliver your product ourselves but sometimes we use couriers to make sure get your order to you as quickly as we can.

Please keep in mind that we will be lifting your plants to order, so please be patient, it can take between 14 and 21 days to process orders and ship your plants. We want you to get your product as fresh as possible. Our plants are delivered in lined bags to protect them during transport.

We will contact you by phone a day or 2 before a planned delivery to arrange a time. Please make sure to include your phone number when ordering!

We offer free delivery on orders of €300 and over.

Cullen's Returns & Refunds

We make every effort to ensure you get your plants in the best possible condition. If there is is a problem with the condition of the plants on arrival please:

  • If possible note the damage on the delivery docket when your order arrives
  • Photograph any issues
  • Contact us ASAP and within 3 days of receiving your order, so we can arrange a replacement to be sent or for a refund to be issued.


We stand over the quality of our plants. Please be mindful of the fact that our plants are bare-root plants and will not look the same in Winter as they do in Spring and Summer.

Also, we cannot be responsible for inadequate aftercare of plants such as incorrect planting, weather conditions – drought or frost, wildlife damage, or improper maintenance.

If you are unsure of how to plant or care for your plants, please contact us and we will help.

Description

Properties of Laurel Hedge Plants

  • Laurel hedge plants are Fast Growing Hardy Evergreen Hedge with Large glossy green leaves and can potentially grow up to 2 foot 6 inches per year.
  • Evergreen hedges such as Photinia Red Robin, Portuguese Laurel hold their leaves and colour all year round.
  • It is a very common choice for the Irish gardeners as it is Ideal for most soil types and locations and can withstand cold conditions in Winter months and still retain their colour and foilage.
  • These hedges can be easily pruned in late summer or Autumn to create a neat hedge. Trimming a hedge actually encourages growth of the hedge itself.
  • Laurel hedging can be sown as bareroot plants in Winter months from November through to March or from pots all year round.
  • It is ideal in the garden and a popular choice as it provides screening, privacy, shelter from the wind and also road noise. It is a popular choice in properties built along main roads for it’s noise reduction qualities.
  • As with all newly planted hedges, the first year of planting is the slowest in relation to growth. Once the plants have bedded in, the growth rate will increase.
  • Laurels can be pruned in Autumn but care must be taken to check the hedge for nesting birds before cutting commences.
  • When pruning a hedge, it is best to leave the hedge of the first year or two of growth. Then, trim the sides of the hedge only. This will encourage bushiness in the hedge. Once the optimum height has been reached, the top of the hedge can then be pruned and trimmed to give the ideal shape.
  • White flowers will appear on more mature plants over time.

Characteristics of Laurel Hedge plants.

Type: Fast Growing Soil: Moist, well drained, fertile
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: White flowers in spring on more mature plants

How to Plant Laurel Hedge Plants

  • Bareroot plants are to be planted in the Winter months, from November to March
  • Potted Laurel plants can be planted all year round as the root system is well established in the pots.
  • Bareroot plants are usually planted 2 or 3 per meter in a single row.
  • Laurel hedge plants from pots are strong bushy plants and so can in fact be planted 18 inches apart, therefore 2 per meter.
  • It is best to dig a trench about 9 inches deep, place the roots of the plant in the trench, and cover back in with loose soil.
  • It is important to keep laurel hedge plants well-walked in to prevent them from blowing around in the wind.
  • It is recommended to walk the laurel hedging plants every few days until they anchor into the ground and begin to grow.
  • When planting hedges, it is advisable to walk them in well enough that the air can’t get in at the roots but the moisture from rainfall can.
  • It is also very advisable to keep newly planted hedges clean of weeds and competition. A great way to tackle weeds in an organic manner is to clean off the grass and apply a layer of bark mulch. The bark mulch provides a barrier against weeds whilst also keeping the moisture in at the root.
  • If planting is done late into Spring, for example, April, then it is advisable to keep the plants well watered over the Summer Months, especially in times of hot weather and reduced rainfall.
  • if planted in the Winter months, keep plants well walked in, especially after windy conditions.
  • We recommend planting our strong bushy 2L potted laurels 18 inches apart, so 2 per metre.

You can view our Laurel Hedge Plants grown in our County Carlow Nursery.

Additional information

Tree Sizes

2-3ft, 2L Potted, 3-4ft, 3L Pot

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Properties of Laurel Hedge Plants

  • Laurel hedge plants are Fast Growing Hardy Evergreen Hedge with Large glossy green leaves and can potentially grow up to 2 foot 6 inches per year.
  • Evergreen hedges such as Photinia Red Robin, Portuguese Laurel hold their leaves and colour all year round.
  • It is a very common choice for the Irish gardeners as it is Ideal for most soil types and locations and can withstand cold conditions in Winter months and still retain their colour and foilage.
  • These hedges can be easily pruned in late summer or Autumn to create a neat hedge. Trimming a hedge actually encourages growth of the hedge itself.
  • Laurel hedging can be sown as bareroot plants in Winter months from November through to March or from pots all year round.
  • It is ideal in the garden and a popular choice as it provides screening, privacy, shelter from the wind and also road noise. It is a popular choice in properties built along main roads for it’s noise reduction qualities.
  • As with all newly planted hedges, the first year of planting is the slowest in relation to growth. Once the plants have bedded in, the growth rate will increase.
  • Laurels can be pruned in Autumn but care must be taken to check the hedge for nesting birds before cutting commences.
  • When pruning a hedge, it is best to leave the hedge of the first year or two of growth. Then, trim the sides of the hedge only. This will encourage bushiness in the hedge. Once the optimum height has been reached, the top of the hedge can then be pruned and trimmed to give the ideal shape.
  • White flowers will appear on more mature plants over time.

Characteristics of Laurel Hedge plants.

Type: Fast Growing Soil: Moist, well drained, fertile
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: White flowers in spring on more mature plants

How to Plant Laurel Hedge Plants

  • Bareroot plants are to be planted in the Winter months, from November to March
  • Potted Laurel plants can be planted all year round as the root system is well established in the pots.
  • Bareroot plants are usually planted 2 or 3 per meter in a single row.
  • Laurel hedge plants from pots are strong bushy plants and so can in fact be planted 18 inches apart, therefore 2 per meter.
  • It is best to dig a trench about 9 inches deep, place the roots of the plant in the trench, and cover back in with loose soil.
  • It is important to keep laurel hedge plants well-walked in to prevent them from blowing around in the wind.
  • It is recommended to walk the laurel hedging plants every few days until they anchor into the ground and begin to grow.
  • When planting hedges, it is advisable to walk them in well enough that the air can’t get in at the roots but the moisture from rainfall can.
  • It is also very advisable to keep newly planted hedges clean of weeds and competition. A great way to tackle weeds in an organic manner is to clean off the grass and apply a layer of bark mulch. The bark mulch provides a barrier against weeds whilst also keeping the moisture in at the root.
  • If planting is done late into Spring, for example, April, then it is advisable to keep the plants well watered over the Summer Months, especially in times of hot weather and reduced rainfall.
  • if planted in the Winter months, keep plants well walked in, especially after windy conditions.
  • We recommend planting our strong bushy 2L potted laurels 18 inches apart, so 2 per metre.

You can view our Laurel Hedge Plants grown in our County Carlow Nursery.