Laurel - Compact

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

From £4.79

Compact Laurel (Otto Luyken) is a lovely flowering hedging shrub that is evergreen and compact, making it ideal for garden borders. This hedging plant is a favourite with the bees so keep an eye out for them come summer.

Compact Laurel (Otto Luyken) is a super compact hedging plant that will provide year round colour and seasonal interest. This compact laurel has dark green foliage that is narrow and glossy. You will also be treated to pure white flower spikes with intense fragrance in the spring and red/black cherry-like berries in autumn. 

Compact Laurel is quite slow growing, so easy to keep once it reaches the desired height. Whilst it will grow to 1.5m, it's very good for hedges between 0.5m and 1.5m. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour Black
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 1.5m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Is Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes
Compact Laurel pruning should be done once a year in September or October if the weather hasn't turned cold.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • Compact Laurel Hedging 20/40cm 2L pot
    (Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken') Compact Laurel Hedging 20/40cm 2L pot
    20/40cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Compact Laurel Bare Root Bundle 20-30cm
    Compact Laurel Bare Root Bundle 20-30cm
    20/30cm
    Bare Root
    Price £4.79
    Planting Density:
    4 to 5 per metre
    Image shows a bare root bundle
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More Information
Berry ColourBlack
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To1.5m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
Is NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-7 days.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £4.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £200 or a £60 pallet charge if the order is under £200.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

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