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.
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.
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.
Prunus laurocerasus 'Etna'® ('Anbri') should, in our opinion, be grown alone, as it looks at its very best en masse.
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.
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.
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 were 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.