Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' (English Cherry Laurel) ~ Root Ball plants
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Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' is a fast growing hedging plant which can also make superb topiary. This plant is well known for its dense and glossy evergreen leaves, which is why this has long been used predominantly as a hedging plant. If using Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' as a hedge it is wise to use shears to keep its shape, however if you plan to use it as a specimen shrub it is best to follow the RHS and prune the shrub in group nine.
How many should you plant? 3 plants per meter, but if you you buy the 125-150cm or larger, plant just 2 per meter.
How fast do they grow? English Cherry Laurel are fast growing, cut your hedge once a month through the summer, more regularly for topiary.
Hardiness? Frost resistant hardy plants.
Soil type? Lightly acidic, like most plants, when planting it is best to add some multi purpose compost to help the hedge take.