Laurel Etna (Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri')) description
A glossy evergreen, Prunus Etna is similar to Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), the older green foliage is almost exactly the same, however, Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri') is a more compact variety, so ideal for sites where the Common/Cherry Laurel is just too vigorous. Upright racemes of creamy-white flowers are popular with wildlife, as are the shiny black berries found scattered over the bush in the autumn.
Most popular uses for Laurel Etna hedges
Laurel Etna will tolerate pollution, exposure, dry soils and heavy shade, though sunshine will ensure the very best warm-orange coloured foliage. Etna is a Laurel with a medium growth rate so it can be kept neat in smaller gardens. This evergreen makes a wonderful formal hedge as it is easily trimmed though it can be left a bit bushy. The leaves and stems of Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri') are poisonous to livestock, so please do not plant in close proximity to fields where they may be grazing. Occasionally we're asked if our customers should worry about dogs and children being susceptible and it is our experience that the leaves hold no attraction to either.
Combine Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri') with
Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri') should, in our opinion, be grown alone, as it looks at it's very best en masse.
Growth rate of Laurel Etna
With an average growth rate, Prunus Etna will achieve 20-40cm of growth a year. Laurel Etna is ideal for hedges of 1.5-2.5 metres in height.
Care advice for Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri') hedges
We recommend cutting back this evergreen hedge twice yearly, as this will promote the growth of more new orange foliage. However, an annual trim is adequate to keep Prunus Etna in shape. Please view the best4hedging care and planting instructions in our advice section.
Suggested planting density for Laurel Etna hedging
For information on planting density relating to Laurel Etna, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each specific plant species and root type.
We supply pot grown Laurel Etna plants which are available throughout the year. Laurel Etna root balls are ready for planting in the Autumn (usually from October) and can be planted up until about April.
The huge majority of our Etna Laurel hedging plants are UK grown by industry experts with copious experience, though when Laurel Etna is occasionally sourced from abroad we use only dedicated nurseries, where we're certain that the quality is unbeatable. At best4hedging we strive to provide you with the freshest plants, of the utmost quality whilst keeping our prices reasonable, so you can buy Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri') with confidence online.