Prunus laurocerasus Novita
Prunus laurocerasus Novita is a hardy laurel that can be planted anywhere and is widely used to form a hedge. The plant maintains its glossy green leaves throughout the year, creating a dense, bushy barrier. It produces white fragrant flowers in spring, followed by small shiny black fruits that are not edible.
Care & Advice
Prunus laurocerasus Novita is a strong evergreen that requires very little maintenance. Water it during long dry seasons to prevent the soil from drying since the plant doesn’t tolerate dry soil. During winter, apply some granulated cow manure and compost around the base of the plant.
To give your Prunus laurocerasus Novita hedge a beautiful look, prune twice a year. Don’t allow the hedge to grow too wide. Do the first pruning in April. Prune the hedge in a way that it’s slightly wider at the base. If you prefer straight cuts, tie a rope at two ends of the hedge and let it guide you as you trim. You can give it a second trim in mid-June.