These cherry laurel root balls are heavy duty plants and will make a solid instant hedge at 4ft in height (120cm) and are very bushy. They are all root balled, that is to say they are dug straight from the ground with soils around their roots and wrapped up in hessian. These laurels are a good option for creating an instant hedge, albeit not at a height yet to give eye level privacy. That being said, laurel is a fast growing evergreen and these plants should put on 1-1.5ft (30-45cm) in height each year if left untrimmed. By the very nature of root balled plants being dug straight out of the ground, they should only be planted during the colder months of the year. We normally stock a range of sizes of laurel hedging throughout the year including various sizes of root balled laurel plants during the colder months and container grown plants all year round.
Prunus laurocerasus hedging is extremely popular due to its evergreen vibrant green rounded leaves. With its relatively quick annual growth, its tolerance for different soil types and its desirability as a bird nesting site, laurel remains one of our best sellers.
These small laurels in root balls should be planted 2ft (60cm) apart (as shown in the picture) and one would expect a laurel hedge to put on 1-1.5ft (30-45cm) growth a year if left untrimmed. Regular trimming will encourage your laurel hedge to thicken out to create a denser visual barrier.
It is important when laurel root balls such as these to water them properly after planting to give the roots the best chance of establishment. We also recommend using a planting compost to pack around the root ball to aid establishment.
More information about planting a laurel root balls can be found on the Laurel category page. If you are unsure as to how many plants you require or want to know more about planting a hedge, our team of experts are always very pleased to speak to prospective customers.