A classy, and very attractive fast growing ‘evergreen’ hedge shrub that is an excellent all year around green screening and privacy specimen! Schip laurel (Skip laurel, or sometimes called Cherry Laurel) is a great small-to-mid sized privacy barrier choice with multiple size options. It can grow up to 18″+ per year and can be sheared/ pruned to shape it nicely. These shrubs love full sun and can take half shade..
The Schip Laurel can create a beautiful solid privacy hedge of varying heights depending on the height selected, and the shearing or pruning done to them. We recommend planting medium size 3′ – 6′ specimens every 3′ for tight hedge shrubs that are just starting to touch. Ultimately, these plants can potentially grow up to 9’+ high, but that takes years and any spreading will take some time as well. Planting these now at the correct spacing can create that instant peace-of-mind privacy that customers want.