Cherry laurel Etna®
The cherry laurel Etna® is also called Prunus laurocerasus Etna® by the botanist. It is a garden and hedge plant as a bushy and compact variety of the popular cherry laurel plants.
Enjoy a spectrum of bright colours
In bud, this hedge plant shows the spectrum of colour diversity in nature. The new growth develops in a lovely warm coppery orange before turning green - ähn like an attenuated Photinia Red Robin. Like all cherry laurels, Etna laurel hedging plants produce candles of white thorn-scented white flowers in spring. These seem to erupt from the branches, followed by red cherry-like fruits that ripen to black and are popular with birds.
Prunus Laurocerasus Etna - compact plant with moderate growth
This more compact variety has a moderate growth rate of 10-30 cm per year. This makes it ideally suited for smaller hedges. The Etna® is a perfect substitute where other laurels can become too large and brambly. Due to the dense growth, the cover as a hedge is excellent and can be kept as a hedge from one metre to 2.5 metres. Prunus Etna® is also popular for planting as a screen to keep the plants further apart and allow them to grow together naturally without pruning.
High tolerance to difficult sites
Prunus Etna® is a particularly valuable variety of laurel hedge because it is more tolerant of difficult sites than the usual varieties. It can be planted wonderfully in cold and exposed locations, in dense shade and even in cool shade. Our Prunus laurocerasus Etna® hedge plants are all grown in pots so they can be planted successfully at any time of year. There is no root disturbance.
Tips for planting a hedge with Etna®
For growing as a hedge, we recommend three Etna®laurel hedge plants per metre, planted in a row. For a particularly dense hedge, you can use five plants per metre, planted in a staggered double row. Of course, you can plant fewer plants by spacing them further apart and still get excellent results. You will just need more patience until the new laurel hedge grows together.