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Dwarf English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Nana'

As a smaller version of your favorite Skip Cherry Laurel hedging shrub, the Dwarf English Laurel is a highly praised and sought-after plant in the landscaping world.

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Dwarf English Laurel for Sale Online

Ideal for small-space landscaping, this dwarf, evergreen shrub boasts a compact growth habit and lustrous dark green foliage. An additional benefit to Dwarf Cherry Laurel shrubs is their unique and fragrant white flowers that bloom in spring!

Best suited for USDA growing zones 7-9, your Dwarf English Laurel (prunus laurocerasus nana) will grow best in conditions of full sun to part sun with a well-draining soil medium. When grown properly, these shrubs reach a mature height of around 8 feet tall.

This shrub's dense nature and spreading form make it perfect for a wide range of yard projects, including use as accents, yard borders, foundation plantings, and hedging. The glossy dark green leaves on these hardy landscape plants also make them an excellent option for use as background plants in pollinator and wildlife gardens!


Growzone: 7-9 Dwarf English Laurel Hardiness Zones 7-9
Hardiness Zone: 7-9
Mature Height: 4 to 6 feet if left unpruned
Mature Width: 5 to 6 feet
Classification: Broad leaved evergreen shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Habit: Densely branched, spreading
Foliage: Dark green evergreen leaves
Flower Color: White fragrant flowers that produce black fruit
Pruning Season: Prune in spring after flowering
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as in the mixed border, foundations, or planted in mass. Works well as a hedge

How to Care for Dwarf English Laurel

Once you buy a Dwarf English Laurel, make sure to read about the care instructions that are recommended to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant an Dwarf English Laurel?

How do I plant an Dwarf English Laurel?

When planting your newly purchased Dwarf English Laurel plants, dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Dwarf English Laurel to spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. A good rule is that you should still see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a starter fertilizer that provides plants with a mycorrhizal fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.

How do I fertilize my Dwarf English Laurel?

How do I fertilize my Dwarf English Laurel?

Plants such as Dwarf English Laurel grow best when fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Dwarf English Laurel favors nutrient-rich soil and ample fertilization. Dwarf English Laurel benefits from a fertilizer that can help raise the acid level of the soil. When selecting a fertilizer for your English Laurel, a balanced fertilizer can be used, such as Tree-tone. Applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year in the spring is probably the simplest solution. A fast-release fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 will work just as well if applied twice during the summer. Never fertilize a plant with a chemical fertilizer if the plant looks sick or wilted. If a plant is struggling due to a disease or root problems, the fertilizer will only add stress to its life. Don't fertilize Dwarf English Laurel after August in the North. Fall is the time for cherry laurels to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. In the South, late summer into September application would be about right. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization.

How do I water Dwarf English Laurel?

How do I water Dwarf English Laurel?

If your Laurel is new (not established), we recommend giving it water once a week or twice a week if you live in a hot climate. Your plant will grow fast if it has a good supply of water and nutrition when it is developing. Once your plant is well established, it is extremely drought-resistant. The only time you will need to water your plant is during periods of extended drought. If your plant looks extremely dry and wilted, give it some water, and it will bounce right back.

What type of mulch is best for a Cherry Laurel?

What type of mulch is best for a Cherry Laurel?

Adding mulch around your Laurel is an excellent way to conserve moisture and prevent weed competition. Weeds sometimes like to compete for sunlight or moisture if they begin to grow around your plants. We recommend covering the root area about 2 to 3 inches deep with mulch, but no more than that. Also, be cautious about putting mulch too close to your plant's stem and foliage. It is best to leave a couple of inches around the stem and the beginning of the mulch.


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