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Laurels

Laurels are strong growing, hardy and versatile plants, capable of withstanding both dry and wet conditions. They are healthy growing and suffer from very few pests and diseases.

As a hedging plant the can provide a great backdrop for other planting and are superb in providing privacy screening. They can be hard pruned if necessary and will always grow back vigorously. The growth rate can vary from 30-80cm per year depending on the growing conditions The height can be maintained at as little as 120cm if required, or they can be left to grow up to 400cm. We have a number a sizes available from 60cm – 175cm. Please call us for the best advice and the best price; the more you buy the more you save!

 

Featured Tree – Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)

Rowan trees are generally small growing and are very suitable for small gardens. They have white flowers in May, followed by berries in late summer and early autumn.

Depending on the variety the berries can be red, orange, yellow or white and are good for attracting birds. All Rowans have wonderful orangey-red autumn leaf colours.

Recommended varieties:

Sorbus aucuparia (Common Rowan, orangey red berries)

Sorbus Sheerwater Seedling (Upright growing, red berries)

Sorbus Sunshine (Yellow berries)

Sorbus Chinese Lace (Fern-shaped leaves, orangey-red berries)

Sorbus Edulis (Larger growing with edible orangey-red berries. Good for making rowan jelly)

Sorbus cashmiriana (Small growing, white berries)