Prunus laurocerasus 'schipkaensis', or "Skip Laurel", is an increasingly popular screening evergreen due to its smaller size and ability to prosper in shady situations. Skip laurels are a very attractive evergreen shrub that create beautiful hedges and provide dense screening. Although fairly insignificant, Skip Laurels do produce a fragrant white flower in the Spring. Their leaves are broad, glossy and very attractive. Skip Laurels can be used in full sun to dense shade and are fairly resistant to deer browsing.*
|Latin Name:||Prunus laurocerasus 'schipkaensis'|
|Exposure:||Full to Part Sun|
|Mature Height:||10-15 Feet|
|Mature Width:||4-6 Feet|
|Recommended Spacing:||4 ft apart|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 6-9|
|Water Needs:||Everyday initially. Once established, regular watering still needed for best performance|
|Pruning Time:||Prune after flowering to shape in Spring|
|Road Salt Tolerate|
|Border, Coastal Exposure, Dry Shade, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Urban Garden, Wildlife Garden, Windbreak, Woodland Garden|
Heavy or 'Hvy' trees/shrubs is the distinction between the fullness and width of the plant. Heavy plants have been trimmed to promote the growth of the plant to be full and/or wider then the non-heavy plant.
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Plants with listed heights (i.e. 4-5 ft) are measured from the top of the root ball to the top of the plant. Basically, what will be exposed out of the ground after planting. We do not count the root ball or container in the tree size.
Many of our plants come in the plastic Nursery Containers in which they are grown. These containers come in various sizes. Typically, the larger the container, the more mature and larger the plant is. The containers are measured by the "Gallon". More often than not, the larger the gallon size, the larger the plant.