Young Cherry Laurel Tree | Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita'

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The Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita,' also known as Cherry Laurel, is a well-known evergreen tree that is particularly well-suited for topiary. This Prunus is also commonly used as an espalier tree or hedge but is certainly also a defining tree.

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Evergreen

The Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita', also known as Cherry Laurel, is a well-known evergreen tree, characterized by its glossy, dark green leaves.

 

Ornamental Value

The ornamental value of the Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' mainly lies in its glossy, evergreen leaves, which form a beautiful dense crown on the tree.

 

Espalier or Hedge

The Cherry Laurel is commonly used as an espalier or hedge, due to its evergreen leaves, providing a year-round green boundary for your garden or terrace.

 

Flowering

In later life, the Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' blooms with striking yellow-white flower spikes, followed by round berries. These berries are dark red to purple.

 

Butterflies, Bees, and Birds

The flowering is a food source for many different butterflies and bees. The fruits are a food source for birds, which also find their privacy among the evergreen foliage of the Cherry Laurel.

 

Growth Habit

The Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' is a fairly fast grower and lends itself very well to shaping, allowing you to grow the tree in the desired size.

 

Location

The Cherry Laurel grows on almost all types of soil, provided it is well-draining. The preferred location for the Young Cherry Laurel tree (Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita') is preferably a spot with light shade to full sun.

 

How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.

 

Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower

 

Questions?

Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!

Specifications

  • Mature Height

    4-6 meters high
  • Flower color

    White flower clusters
  • Flowering months

    April-May
  • Location

    Sun semi-shade
  • Fruits

    Round purple-red berries
  • Evergreen

    Evergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    Winterhardy
  • Leaf color in summer

    Green
  • Leaf color in autumn

    Green

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