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Cherry Laurel 'Rotundifolia'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'  • 

Photo: Cherry Laurel 'Rotundifolia'

Photo: Cherry Laurel 'Rotundifolia'

General description

Dense, bushy, evergreen shrub with large glossy, dark green leaves. It makes an excellent hedging plant, and can cope with deep shade under trees was well as full sun. Small white flowers are produced on spikes in mid-spring, followed by cherry red berries (harmful if eaten)

Eventual height: 5.5m    Eventual spread: 7.5m

Plant requirements

Position: full sun, partial shade or shade   Soil: moist but well-drained soil, except shallow chalk    Rate of growth: fast-growing    Flowering period: April Flower colour: white    Other features: a very versatile hedging shrub    Hardiness: fully hardy


Garden care: When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole. Prune in either spring or summer. Mature plants can tolerate hard pruning in spring, cutting back to the old wood.

Practical use

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300 - 550 cm
Soil type
Any, Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Full sun, Partial shade
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Well-drained, Moist but well-drained