Prunus laurocerasus Caucasica

Cherry Laurel Caucasica, Cherry Laurel Tree

Estimated fully grown height 3-5m

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Commonly grown as a bush for hedging, this variety of cherry laurel is available here at Barcham as a standard specimen.  Prunus laurocerasus Caucasica is a very tough version of Cherry Laurel that has darker leaves than its cousin Rotundifolia and is considered by many as hardier.

This cherry laurel starts life as a fairly upright little shrub, but don’t be fooled as at maturity it can spread as wide as it is tall. It needs full or partial sun to thrive and a well-draining soil.

At Barcham, we grow these trees as standards with a 1.8-2.0m clear stem, making them ideal for stilted hedging. The clear stem on these Prunus laurocerasus Caucasica as standard specimens means that the foliage sits perfectly above most fences to form a higher level screen.

These standard trees can be planted at anywhere from 1 - 2m centres, depending on how instant you would like the screening coverage. The planting distance is basically a balance between how much you are looking to spend on the project and the required instant impact of the screen.

This Cherry Laurel has large, dark, ovate, glossy green leaves mean the crown of these specimen offers a generally opaque screen.

Like the other Cherry Laurels, Prunus laurocerasus Caucasica will tolerate pruning which is often done to ensure the trees foliage remains full and has a good shape. On this note, care should be taken not to prune too early or late in the season as the new flush of foliage pruning encourages produces leaves which will take some time to harden up to frost, so ensure you prune after the last frost in the spring and no later than the end of July.

Mature Height: 3-5m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening above the fence,
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Acidic, Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree
Information flags
Good for bees,

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

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Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.