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Laurel hedging

I have recently planted a hedge made up of common laurel and cherry laurel does this matter at all, it wasn't intentional and only realised once I had googled the names they were two different types of laurels?


  • I think you will find there is no difference - they are both prunus laurocerasus, which can be known both as Common or Cherry laurel.
  • The only difference I noticed was the leaves are slightly bigger on what I thought was a common laurel?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 26,987

    Probably better grown

    pandp is right about them being different common names for the same thing

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    There are dozens of clones of Cherry Laurel with varying sizes of leaf, you may have two different clones.

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