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Compact Laurel hedging

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Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’, also known as Compact Laurel, is a hardy, evergreen shrub that makes a great low-growing hedge due to its compact nature. Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ boasts masses of deep green, glossy upright foliage that will bring year-round interest to your garden.

*Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Compact Laurel plant, not a bundle of plants.

 

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Compact Laurel hedge (Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken') description

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’, otherwise known as Compact Laurel, is the smallest variety of the popular Laurel hedging. Its dense, dark foliage contrasts beautifully with the upright racemes of fragrant white flowers that blossom in the spring, giving way to small cherry-like berries in autumn. Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ is ideal for bringing year-round colour and seasonal interest.

Most common uses for Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ hedging

Compact Laurel is perfect for compact hedges – the clue is in the name! Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ is a versatile shrub, working equally well as a manicured formal hedge or in a more natural, bushy style. Compact Laurel makes a good privacy screening hedge due to its density, which also means it can protect against some wind and noise pollution. It’s a particularly hardy shrub that can handle being grown in most locations, so is a good option for exposed areas, coastal regions or shaded areas.

The evergreen hedge is fantastic for wildlife, who feed off its berries and take shelter in Compact Laurel but do avoid planting Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ in close proximity to livestock, as the leaves are toxic.

Combine Compact Laurel with

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ makes a wonderful stand-alone feature, so we would recommend planting it on its own.

Growth rate of Compact Laurel

A slow grower, Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ can be expected to grow around 15cm pa, making it an easy hedge to maintain. Compact Laurel suits a final height of 1.2m or less, as it is suited as a low hedge.

Care advice for Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’

Compact Laurel hedges can be given a trim once a year in late September or early October to keep them looking tidy – they are very low-maintenance.

Suggested planting density for Compact Laurel

For information on planting density for Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’, take a look at the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you can find our recommended plant density. Pot-grown Compact Laurel plants are available to buy all year round.

The majority of our Compact Laurel hedging is UK grown by our horticultural experts who have years of nursery growing experience. However, on the rare occasion that we do source Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ from outside of the UK, we make sure that our suppliers are only the highest quality. At best4hedging, we always strive to make sure that your Compact Laurel hedging plants reach you in the best condition and that they are of the highest standard, all whilst protecting our superb prices, so you know you can buy Compact Laurel online with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 51 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 51 reviews for Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 51 ratings.
July 6, 2021 | Anonymous
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Wrong type of laurels sent but decided to use them else where in my garden.

July 3, 2021 | Sara Piggott
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Very pleased with the shrubs, healthy plants, quick delivery, excellent

June 28, 2021 | Anonymous
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

As Above

December 30, 2020 | Walter Hayward
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

As Above

September 24, 2020 | Anonymous
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Wanted reduced height, slow growing hedges & these fit the bill.

August 16, 2020 | Anonymous
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Plants were of excellent quality and two week since planting they seem happy in their new home and look great

August 9, 2020 | Nicola Francis
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

great quality plants again

April 11, 2020 | Anonymous
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

As Above

April 3, 2020 | Anonymous
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

I researched these on the website which is informative. The hedge is only about 3 weeks old but it's doing really well. It is bushy and healthy. I followed the instructions.

February 27, 2020 | Robert Hudson
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

The plants had sweated, and lost there leaves

May 12, 2019 | Gerald O'Dell
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Excellent

March 23, 2019 | cyril SMALE
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Excellent

March 11, 2019 | Sandra Bradley
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Plants bigger than I expected.

January 21, 2019 | Jeffrey Goodman
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Good quality, healthy ands sturdy plants.

October 31, 2018 | Stephen Magowan
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

All plants looked very healthy

April 12, 2018 | Ed
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

They look good quality hedges. we bought the 30/40cm ones so they've got a long way to grow yet!Came with good soil and bark mulch on top (unlike most plants I have bought elsewhere which come with their own weed collection)

April 2, 2018 | Geoffrey Pursglove
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Plants arrived strong and healthy. Better than I expected for the price. Excellent value. I don't normally give reviews but was very happy with Best4hedging. I may even forgive them for the text speak.

August 2, 2017 | Christine Lee
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Plants had vine weevil and some bushes are quite brown at the edges I thought they would have been better.

July 21, 2017 | Anonymous
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Large catalogue of plants.

July 21, 2017 | Anonymous
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Good

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