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Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita'


From Millbrook Garden Centre

Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days


In a Nutshell

What we reckon you'll want to know

Outdoor Plant

Grow outside in a garden or patio space.


Able to brave tough weather conditions and low temperatures.

Partial Sun

Thrives in 3-6 hours of sun per day and cooling shade for the rest.

Easy to grow

Minimal pruning, watering and pest or disease concerns.

Why We Love It

Bring large and glossy dark green leaves to your home with the Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita' tree, also known as 'Cherry laurel'. This vigorously growing evergreen plant is a member of the Rosaceae family and it blossoms with wonderful fragrant white flowers in spring. Over the autumn months, it sprouts shiny berries that turn from shades of red through to black.

The hardy 'Novita' looks delightful when used as a hedge, where it could mark your garden border or be planted next to your patio. When standing alone, it can also make an appealing focal point in an outdoor space, as it grows to between four and eight metres in height over a 20 to 50 year period.

The decorative pot is sold separately. Find the perfect base for any style of planting, explore our full range of pots here.

How to Plant

Easy to grow in moist, fertile and well-draining soils, 'Novita' will soon make itself at home in your outdoor space. Choose a location with either full or partial sun to encourage it to grow vigorously upwards. It can be planted year-round, but it does need regular watering over the summer months. Make sure to wear your gloves and to give your hands a good wash after handling it.

Into the Ground

Pick up your spade, trowel, watering hose, along with an organic, multipurpose compost to plant your 'Novita'.

  1. Using your trowel, remove any weeds within a metre of where you’re planting.
  2. Dig a hole twice the size of the rootball.
  3. Add a little compost into the base and pop your plant inside.
  4. Firm up your plant with extra compost.
  5. Water generously to help your 'Novita' settle.
Into a Pot

Pick a pot and grab your trowel, watering can and some organic compost to plant your 'Novita'.

  1. Fill your pot with plenty of compost.
  2. Dig a hole double the size of the rootball.
  3. Pop your plant into the hole, coating the base with more compost if you need to.
  4. Give it a water and leave it somewhere with plenty of sun.
Product Details
Eventual Height

400 cm

Eventual Spread

400 cm

Botanic Name

Prunus laurocerasus 'Novita'

Current Height


Light Condition

Partial sun

Code: SPRTL103051
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99
Delivered within 2-4 working days
Estimated Standard Delivery £5.99  ·  Delivered within 2-4 working days

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