Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken hedge
Also known as English Laurel, this evergreen hedge is dense fast growing and produces pretty creamy white upright flowers late in spring. It offers a lot of privacy without the problems of huge growing conifer hedges. Rate of growth is approx 30cm per year.
Details Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken hedge
- Flower colour: white
- Full grown: 4 Years
- Full grown height: 1 – 1.50 m
- Full grown width: 75 – 100 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 15 cm
- Plants required: 5 per metre
- Hardiness: -15 Celsius
- Harmful if eaten
- Preferred soil: Well drained
How to take care of Otto Luyken Hedge
For best results soak the roots for approx 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. It makes an excellent hedging plant. Plant in moist but well drained soil, it can cope with deep shade under trees as well as full sun.
Water well for a few weeks after planting & never allow them to dry out completely. Laurels can be tough but they are not tolerant of waterlogged soil. Produces pretty white flowers mid spring & cherry red berries which are harmful if eaten in autumn.
It is fast growing, it will grow into a loose tree if allowed to go unpruned, prune late spring or early summer after flowering. Cut out damaged & unwanted shoots. IMPORTANT All parts of the plant are harmful if eaten.
Do not apply fertilizer until your trees have been in the ground for at least 6 -8 weeks. It could burn the new roots.