Cherry laurel Cleopatrais a large evergreen ornamental shrub with copper-orange leaf shoots!
The cherry laurel 'Cleopatra' is a great variety that sets striking accents in the garden with its colourful leaf shoots. The cherry laurel belongs to the rose family. Despite the similarity of the leaves and the name, this shrub is not related to the laurel. The plant originates from Asia Minor. Because of its evergreen leaves and robust growth, cherry laurel is very popular with gardeners. The laurel cherry is an ideal hedge plant due to its compact growth. The cherry laurel 'Cleopatra' is hardy and uncomplicated. It grows upright and reaches a height of up to two metres. The annual growth amounts to about ten centimetres.
An ornamental shrub with decorative foliage and fragrant flowers
The dark green leaves of the Prunus are ovoid and shiny. In the spring they are copper-orange in colour. When you buy cherry laurel, you have many options for using the shrub. This plant is not only suitable as a hedge plant, but also as a background for flowering shrubs such as azaleas or rhododendrons The laurel cherry can also be used as a screen or windbreak. From May to June, Prunus presents itself with small, highly fragrant flowers. Black berry fruits form from these in summer. The cherry laurel makes no demands on the soil as long as it is well drained and rich in nutrients. The shrub can cope with sunny, semi-shady or shady locations and is winter-hardy.
A cherry laurel hedge is dense and decorative
Another advantage of the cherry laurel is that it can be pruned. The cherry laurel hedge can therefore be easily pruned into shape. The ideal time to prune the cherry laurel hedge is at the end of June, when the flowering season is over. In spring, a more severe pruning can be carried out with pruning shears. The shrub always sprouts again. It is also a wonderful solitary and cuts a good figure in a group planting. For an opaque hedge, there are five plants per metre. How elegant the cherry laurel 'Cleopatra' looks! Especially in winter, the dark green leaves of 'Cleopatra' are a real eye-catcher and create an expressive and structured look in any garden! If you buy a cherry laurel, you will enjoy the cherry laurel hedge for years! The laurel cherry is a deep rooter. It copes well next to other shrubs or under Bäumen despite root competition. It can be planted all year round. There are hardly any limits for you to perfectly stage this evergreen ornamental shrub in gardens, parks or urban plantings.