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Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'

Description: A large evergreen shrub with thick leathery leaves each very rounded shape.  The strong leafy habit making it excellent as a background or hedging plant.  If unpruned then in spring the plants will produce upright racemes of small white honey scented flowers in April.

Uses: Makes an excellent thick hedge, or it can be used as a specimen shrub. Quick rate of growth and easy to establish.

Climate/Position: Some shade preferred and will tolerate deep shade and partial sun.

Height/Spread: 4 metres x 4 metres though can be kept to about 2 metres as a hedge.

Soil Requirements: Any free draining soil.

Pruning: When grown as a hedge then it is best to prune with secateurs March, April or August to avoid cutting through the long leaves and then causing rough browned finish.

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Additional Interest: Usually available in a wide range of sizes for planting as a young hedge or even as a ready made hedge in planting troughs and already shaped.