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Prunus laurocerasus Novita

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.

Growing Prunus laurocerasus Novita

Prunus laurocerasus Novita grows into an attractive large shrub with evergreen leaves. The plant is very popular in Europe as a hedging plant, particularly suited for growing in dense shade where the light-reflective trait of its glossy leaves add a touch of brightness.

Why you should grow Prunus laurocerasus Novita

Prunus laurocerasus Novita has many features and benefits that make it an outstanding hedge plant. Here are a few reasons why you should grow this hedge plant:

  • They are quick growing hedges for privacy. If you are not a fan of conifer hedges, then this Cherry laurel species is the next fastest growing evergreen that will form a thick hedge in no time
  • They can also be pruned or trimmed to the desired height, and if you are faced with an overgrowth, they can tolerate hard pruning and still re-grow into a thick hedge
  • The plant grows well in many types of soils in full sun or partial shade. In fact, you will often see them planted under tree canopies and kept trimmed to a lower height to keep down the bracken and brambles
  • The plant can tolerate cold temperatures, making it the ideal hedge plant for British winters
  • Prunus laurocerasus Novita is also a fairly low-maintenance plant that only requires trimming twice a year. You can easily maintain a neat hedge at about 1.5m to 2.0m
  • They can achieve a height of up to 5m at maturity, so they are ideal for growing along a boundary
  • The plants have a number of different uses and can be grown for privacy, as a windbreak or feature hedge for ornamental value
  • They are also very effective when it comes to reducing noise and pollution; therefore, it is a good hedging plant for gardens located near busy roads
  • They have glossy leaves that create a wonderful aesthetic feature in your landscape and also reflect too much sunshine from your garden

Where to grow

Prunus laurocerasus Novita can grow well in many types of soils; however, it prefers fertile, well-drained soils. It is also happy in full sun or partial shade, and it is the ideal choice for difficult areas like dry shades under tree.

However, you should avoid planting the Cherry Laurel tree in areas that remain too wet in winter.

How to plant

  1. For Prunus laurocerasus Novita plants to establish quickly, you have to plant well. Here are simple steps to follow:
  2. Locate a planting area with full to partial sun and well-drained soil. Remove grass and weeds in the areas to prevent competition for nutrients and water
  3. Dig a trench twice the width and same height as the clod. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the trench and mix it with compost. This will allow the roots to penetrate the soil quickly and easily, and provide nutrients for growth
  4. Place the clod in the trench, ensuring that the top of the clod is 1 or 2 cm below the surrounding soil
  5. Backfill the trench with a mixture of compost and garden soil, firming with your hands or feet as you go
  6. Water the young plants deeply and keep them water throughout the first year of growth


Don’t ingest any part of the plant as it is poisonous. To create a thick, dense hedge, make sure that you plant Prunus laurocerasus Novita is in optimal conditions. Water is very important. Although the Cherry laurel hedge plants are hardy, it is important that you water throughout the first growing year. Apply a layer of mulch to reduce evaporation


The spacing distance between Prunus laurocerasus Novita plants depends on the effect that you want to create in your garden-whether it’s a windbreak or a living privacy fence, for example. This plant can be used to fill large areas or trimmed to fit small spaces.

For a thick hedge, plant 2 to 3 plants per meter

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.


  • Maintains evergreen color all-year-round
  • Fast growing
  • Grows in many types of soils
  • Glossy leaves
  • Hardy
  • Fairly low-maintenance
  • Can grow up to 5 meters
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Should I buy Prunus laurocerasus Novita plants for hedging?

Prunus laurocerasus Novita is a fantastic hedging plant. At a spacing distance of 2 to 3 plants per meter, they form thick hedges which are effective in reducing noise and pollution. The plants also provide just the right amount of privacy and screening to your garden.

The plants are also resistance to very cold temperatures, making them the ideal privacy plants in the cold British winters. Most importantly, it grows in many types of soil and even does well in partial shade. However, you need to make sure that the soil is well-drained.

So, YES, you can choose Prunus laurocerasus Novita as your hedging plant.

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