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Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' Tree

Evergreen Cherry Laurel Trees
  • From £299.99 (ex VAT)
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Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' looks grand with its large, glossy foliage that stays put all year round. The glorious evergreen leaves are supplemented by scented white flowers that appear in spring. Later on, inedible, dark fruits appear.

This is a particularly hardy evergreen laurel which makes a good hedging or screening plant, although the mature options we offer make a majestic specimen tree. Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' is a vigorous tree, happiest in full sun or partial shade, but it can tolerate shade. Ideal for most soils except chalky.

AKA Cherry laurel

  • Common name: Cherry Laurel tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 6 x 6 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Large, glossy green evergreen foliage
  • Flowers: Scented white flowers
  • Soil: Suited to all soils except chalky

Planting Advice for Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' Trees

'Novita' is evergreen and can be planted at any time of year.

Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole slightly deeper than your root mass and approximately 2x as wide.To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend planting trees using a stake and tie kit.

The help & advice section has more detailed advice, step by step guides and videos.

Watering & After Care Advice for Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. It is important to keep an eye on young trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' Trees

Depending on the shape required, you may need to carry out pruning which we recommend doing in spring or early summer. Otherwise simply remove any dead, diseased or awkwardly placed branches.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' Form: Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth Supplied Size: approx 3.5-4.5m Root type: 45L pot* Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' Price £299.99 (ex VAT)
Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth approx 3.5-4.5m 45L pot* £299.99 (ex VAT)
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Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' Form: Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth Supplied Size: approx 4.5-6.0m Root type: 55L pot* Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' Price £339.99 (ex VAT)
Extra Heavy Standard Tree, 14-16cm girth approx 4.5-6.0m 55L pot* £339.99 (ex VAT)
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Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)
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