Prunus laurocerasus ‘Etna’ (Cherry Laurel)
Compact form of the familiar Cherry Laurel with slightly smaller leaves that emerge in the spring with a bronzy hue quickly turning to fresh and vibrant green.
Hardiness level Green
Compact form of the familiar Cherry Laurel with slightly smaller leaves that emerge in the spring with a bronzy hue quickly turning to fresh and vibrant green. White fragrant flowers in spring. Great for hedging and topiary.
Any reasonably well drained soil in full sun or partial shade. This plant is rarely left unmolested - they're nearly always clipped. Once a year in spring should suffice. 'By cuttings'
N.B. When clipping several plants with the same tool, have a bucket containing a 5% bleach solution and swish your blades around for 30 seconds between plants to sterilise them. This will help avoid the chance of cross contamination of disease.
As with all woody plants, plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal. Keep very well watered when first planted.
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