Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel

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Handsome, Sophisticated, Small Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel

  • Petite Cultivar Works in Smaller Yards
  • Exceptionally Shiny, Lance-Shaped Leaves
  • Fine-Textured Leaves Stay More Petite than Other Cherry Laurels
  • Outstanding Broadleaved Evergreen Shrub
  • Elegant Low Hedge
  • Looks Wonderful All Year-Long
  • Bottle-Brush, Creamy White Flower Spikes Held Above Dark Green Foliage
  • Fragrant Blooms
  • Butterfly Magnet
  • Dark, Cherry-like Fruits Feed Birds
  • Easy-Care
  • Performs Best in Partial Shade
  • Tolerates Salt Spray
  • Improved Cultivar of a Historically Important Plant

Small space gardens can rely on these handsome shrubs as an evergreen foundation to build your garden design around. Soft, lustrous, lance-shaped leaves create an exceptional backdrop all year-long.

Use them in trim and tidy rows to define your garden. Charming Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Chestnut Hill' PP #24,880) looks great as a foundation planting, but could easily become a feature plant in the backyard with its elegant, dark green foliage.

Allow it to grow to its full height and width without shearing, and you'll enjoy a striking display of fragrant white flower racemes in early spring. The long bloom racemes attract plenty of butterflies to your landscape!

All season long, you can rest easy with these hard-working plants. They thrive in partial shade, and their incredibly glossy, dark green leaves catch the dappled sunlight for a delightfully restful look.

The beautifully thick leaves help absorb sound, too. These densely branched shrubs never need a facer, as the luxuriant growth is lush all the way to the ground.

In fall, you'll want to start looking for local songbirds. They'll come take the tiny dark fruit as a welcome source of nutrition.

Cherry Laurels are a garden designer's secret, but the species grows quite tall. This marvelous cultivar is right-sized for modern lots.

Order Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel from our expert growers today. You'll achieve a very high-end, designer-style for very little effort.

How to Use Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel in the Landscape

Use these versatile, low-maintenance plants wherever you want to add a lush, dark green emphasis. They'll easily help you define your space.

They make incredible low hedges along your property line. A short row of them makes a fabulous foundation planting.

In small yards, you need to look for creative ways to carve out personal space for yourself. Add Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel as a short "living wall". You'll divide your space into an entertainment zone on the patio, and a personal retreat on the other side of the shrub.

Add a thickly cushioned chaise lounge in your "private getaway". You'll need an outdoor table to set your iced tea, and your latest spy novel or historical romance. Go ahead and spend a lazy hour or two enjoying your space.

These handsome, dark green shrubs work so beautifully in your landscape. Their trim, tidy, compact shape creates a fantastic massed display.

Add them along the length of your driveway, or use them as a street planting. Plant two feet apart on center to create a fast solid screen. Measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

In a larger landscape, use Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel as a mass planting. You'll fill a larger area and generate a big impact, without hassle.

Simply add rows of additional plants, staggered to the preceding row. Mulch new mass plantings and keep newly installed plantings weeded until the shrubs grow together and touch.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel takes full sun in Zone 6, but shaded locations are fine in the warmer zones. Provide at least four hours of direct sunlight a day.

They need well-drained soils. If you have heavy, clay soils, create a raised bed for planting.

When you shrubs are young, provide a regular schedule of water to help their roots get established. Once they have been in the ground a year or two, they'll tolerate periodic dryness.

However, we do recommend you keep up with supplemental watering for the best flowering and overall performance. Don't let the plant dry out completely. Add mulch over the root system.

You can easily prune them into a formal hedge if you'd like. Wait to prune after flowering is finished for the season. You don't want to miss their fragrance!

Please know that you may never need to prune these superior small shrubs. Let them grow into a beautifully fluffy, natural look.

If you live in an area with heavy deer pressure, you'll want to apply deer repellent on the day you plant. Reapply according to directions to protect your investment.

Add expertly grown Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel shrubs to your landscape this season. Place your order today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Chestnut Hill Cherry Laurel Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus laurocerasus 'Chestnut Hill'
Type Evergreen
Mature Height 4 feet
Mature Spread 4 feet
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes
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