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Prunus laurocerasus Genolia


Available in a 2 litre pot & 4-5 litre pot (currently around 40-60cm high.)

IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION: We don’t believe the height of our hedging plants to be of huge importance when we make them available for sale. In fact we trim all of our hedging plants several times a year to promote a bushy plant, that will be ready to form a decent hedge right away. Height isn’t everything – while a 2 litre plant could easily be 1m tall without trimming, this ‘leggy’ specimen wouldn’t be the kind of plant that you want for a hedge. A trimmed one with multiple shoots, will establish as a hedge much more quickly, and we therefore believe shape and bushiness to be real signs of quality, rather than current plant height.

A per plant discount is available for bulk purchases of Prunus laurocerasus Genolia hedging plants. This discount will be applied in your basket if applicable (begins at 10+ plants).

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Product Description

Ideal height: up to 3.5m/10ft
Growth rate: 30-60cm/1-2ft a year
Position & planting: fertile, moist well drained soil in full sun-partial shade
Perfect for… smaller gardens that require a tall dense screen

A variety of Cherry Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus Genolia is a Swiss evergreen shrub, ideal for mass planting as hedging or screening due to its dense, erect, columnar growing habit.

Slower growing than common laurel, it displays shiny, dark green, fairly elongated foliage and in spring bears erect racemes/clusters of white flowers, which are attractive to bees and other wildlife. In autumn, some glossy black (inedible) fruits and (poisonous if eaten) seed capsules follow. It’s compact growth forms a narrow hedge, perfect for the smaller garden or where space is an issue. Trimming and pruning requirements are also reduced as a result.

Plants can be spaced around a metre apart, or less for a quicker forming screen, and in the right conditions it will have an ultimate height of around 3.5m/11.4ft and width of 0.8m/2.6ft.

Easy to grow in a moderately fertile, moist but well drained soil, this great hedging shrub appreciates full sun or partial shade. As mentioned, it requires little or no pruning — hard pruning certainly isn’t necessary. It’s very hardy, termed ‘snow proof’ by its native Switzerland.

Additional Information


2 litre pot, 4-5 litre pot, 10 litre pot, 20 litre pot