Cherry Laurel Herbergii is an evergreen hedging plant with an erected shape. It has narrow lance-shaped glossy leaves and produces large clusters of flowers in April to May followed by purple berries in summer. This shrub is ideal for low to medium hedges, and although it is not as fast growing as other cultivars, it’s still able to achieve a medium growth rate of 20-40cm per year.
This plant is very popular with people who want to grow a particularly striking privacy hedge. However, laurel herbergii, is chosen mainly because of its aesthetic value as it will take a few years before it becomes tall enough to serve as a privacy hedge. But still, Laurel Herbergii is a favored shrub for anyone to add the beauty of a laurel hedge of medium height to their garden.
Care & Advice
For Laurel Herbergii to grow into a healthy hedge, you will need to maintain it. Here are a few simple tips you should keep in mind:
You need to water your Laurel Herbergii regularly, especially during the growing season. This is important in ensuring that the plant gets the water it requires to establish quickly. Most importantly, you need to water during dry seasons. But don’t overwater the plant.
This shrub can also be pruned if necessary. Pruning and trimming should be done in Spring or July. The good news is that trimming is easy. Make sure that you remove all dead branches and leaves and use clean scissors to reduce infection
You may also want to apply a thin layer of mulch around the plant to reduce water loss to the atmosphere especially in dry and windy conditions.