Chestnut Hill Laurel Shrubs for Sale Online
Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel Shrubs are a compact form of the popular hedge plant Prunus ‘Otto Luyken’. Glossy evergreen foliage looks good year-round.
- Compact Habit
- Evergreen Foliage
- White Flowers in Spring
- Great Choice for Hedges, Screens or Privacy Plantings
|Mature Height:||3 to 4 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved evergreen shrub|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Habit:||Densely branched, spreading|
|Flower Color:||White flowers that produce red berries|
|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|
How to Care for Chestnut Hill Laurel
When you plant your new Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel Shrubs, read these recommended planting steps to ensure a healthy and thriving plant.
Planting Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel Shrubs
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel that you 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 a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Cherry Laurel Shrubs 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. Backfill the hole, compact gently, and water well.
Watering Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel Shrubs
You’ll want to water the bushes regularly after planting until they’ve been well established. We like to tell folks that when watering Cherry Laurels or any plant for that matter it's best not to water the foliage of the plant. Water at the base of the plant near the soil line only. Gator bag Jr. can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long hedge.
How do you fertilize Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel Shrubs?
Plants such as Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel grow best if they are fertilized once in the spring and again in early summer. Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel favors nutrient rich soil and ample fertilization. Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel benefits from a fertilizer that helps raise the acid level of the soil such as Holly-Tone by Espoma. When selecting a fertilizer for your Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel, if soil Ph is not an issue, a simple balanced fertilizer can be used such as Tree-tone.
How do you mulch Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel Shrubs?
We highly recommend that you mulch your Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch whenever possible. Mulching helps to keep weeds away that will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but leave space for the stem.
The bright white spring flowers on Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurels give way to bright red berries which add interest during the autumn and winter months. With its heat and drought tolerance, it is the perfect plant to use as a specimen or privacy hedge in any sized garden. Its evergreen foliage creates a flow of green in the garden all year long. Use as a backdrop to any variety of summer-blooming shrubs & perennials for additional color in the landscape.