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Prunus Laurel “Novita” 10L Pot

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Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’

is a specific cultivar of the cherry laurel, a popular evergreen shrub or small tree in the Rosaceae family. ‘Novita’ is a hybrid variety that is believed to be a cross between Prunus laurocerasus and Prunus caroliniana. This cultivar is known for its attractive features and suitability for various landscaping purposes.

Characteristics of Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’:

Appearance: ‘Novita’ is a dense, upright, and bushy shrub or small tree that typically grows to a height of 3 to 5 meters (10 to 16 feet) with a similar spread. It has a more compact growth habit compared to some other cherry laurel cultivars.

Leaves: The leaves of ‘Novita’ are broad, glossy, and dark green, similar to other cherry laurel varieties. They are lance-shaped and measure around 10 to 15 centimeters (4 to 6 inches) in length.

Flowers: In late spring to early summer, ‘Novita’ produces clusters of small, creamy-white flowers that are fragrant and attract pollinators.

Fruit: After flowering, the shrub may develop small, cherry-like fruit that is dark purple or black. Like other cherry laurel fruits, they are not typically consumed by humans due to their toxicity.

Uses of Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita’:

Hedging and screening: ‘Novita’ is commonly used for creating hedges and screens due to its dense growth habit, evergreen nature, and lush foliage. It can provide privacy and serve as a windbreak in garden settings.

Ornamental purposes: The glossy leaves and fragrant flowers of ‘Novita’ make it an attractive choice for ornamental plantings in landscapes, borders, or as a specimen plant.

Wildlife habitat: The dense foliage of the shrub can provide shelter for small birds and other wildlife.

Erosion control: ‘Novita’ can be used for erosion control on slopes due to its sturdy root system.

As with other cherry laurel species, it is essential to be aware of the potential toxicity of the leaves and fruit, especially if planted in areas accessible to children and pets. Proper pruning and maintenance can help control the size and shape of the shrub and keep it healthy. Providing suitable growing conditions, such as well-drained soil and adequate sunlight, will contribute to the successful growth of Prunus laurocerasus ‘Novita.’

Delivery Times Ireland 3-5 working days


Height
120-140cm

Growth rate
40-60cm per year

Planting Distance
2 per metre

 

Height
120-140cm

 

Growth Rate
40-60cm per year

 

Planting Distance
2 per metre

 

20 in stock

20 in stock