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Laurel Etna hedge plants

Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri') hedging

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Laurel Etna hedge plants create a dense evergreen hedge. Large, mid-green foliage is highlighted in bronzed-orange when young which provides a wonderful splash of colour. Hardier than the better known Cherry Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna' ('Anbri') provides a great windbreak, noise barrier and privacy screen.

  • Best Features: Evergreen foliage, orange young leaves, year-round interest, very hardy
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1.0m-2.5m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Any normal soils including dry, sun or full shade, exposed inland
  • Also Consider: Laurel Etna is just one of our many Laurel varieties, see our full range of Laurel hedging plants
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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 above. 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 Best 4 hedging 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.

Showing 20 of our total 39 reviews, with an average rating of 4 stars. Read all 39 reviews for Laurel Etna hedge plants.
Review Summary - 4 out of 5 based on 39 ratings.
October 10, 2019 | Philip Heasman
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Excellent service, quick delivery.

October 10, 2019 | Brenda Wells
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Plants arrived healthy & in good condition. Well packed & delivered promptly

May 5, 2019 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Lovely strong Laurel plants which look great as our new front hedge

March 10, 2017 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

The online service was excellent with plenty of choice & information.

March 10, 2017 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

They were a present for a relative in London. A photograph indicated they were of strong growth & appearance.

March 6, 2017 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Great service - quality plants

March 6, 2017 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

As Above

February 20, 2017 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Good strong plants, height as described

November 24, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Quality plants. Well packaged

August 9, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Keep coming back to this company because the plants are so lovely. Excellent service all round.

August 4, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Healthy and a good size, well packaged

July 7, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Very dry, not great

June 24, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Good strong plants.

May 10, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Very healthy, strong and bigger than originally expected. Looking forward to watching my lovely hedge grow.

May 2, 2016 | Anonymous
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April 6, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Healthy quality plants

April 4, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Slightly smaller than I had wanted but wasn't available as s bigger plant so knew what I was getting. Good quality plant.

February 26, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Good strong, plants, planted next day, now it's just a case of sit back and wait to admire the fruits of our labour. Thank You

December 8, 2015 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

Very healthy robust plants in good condition

October 22, 2015 | Anonymous
Laurel Etna hedge plants

The plants arrived in perfect condition and were fine plants. Well grown.

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99% of our orders are dispatched within 14 to 21 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

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Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

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