Compact Carolina Cherry Laurel

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One of the Best Hedge Plants on the Market!

Cherry Laurels are go-to hedge shrubs for landscape designers all across the country. The problem, though, is that laurels can get pretty huge and don't fit into many smaller modern gardens. Compact Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana 'Compacta') takes care of that. It matures at half of the size of a regular Cherry Laurel so it easily fits in any space but still has all of the attributes that have made it so reliable.

Compact Carolina has broad glossy green leaves that stay on the shrub year-round. (To see where the shrub gets its name, crush a leaf in your hand and give it a whiff. The smell is like maraschino cherries!) In the spring and early summer, it blooms tons of fragrant, creamy-white candelabra-like flowers. These are followed by small black decorative berries.

Use this shrub liberally for a compact, versatile background plant in big beds or borders. They create a nice backdrop for interesting flowering shrubs or big bold perennials. They make a great privacy hedge and are thick enough for a solid privacy barrier or a windbreak.

Your Cherry Laurels can tolerate heat, drought, and wind with ease. (For those of you in fire-prone areas these are always on lists for firescaping landscapes.) You can let them grow naturally or shear them into cones or columns or rectangles - they won't flinch.

Every garden has a place for Cherry Laurel, especially when it is as perfectly-sized and reliable as Compact Carolina Cherry Laurel. Order yours today!

  • Large, glossy evergreen leaves
  • Scented spring flowers
  • Hedge, windbreak or screen
  • Great for fire-wise landscapes

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Compact Carolina Cherry Laurel Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus caroliniana 'Compacta'
Mature Height 8 - 10 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium - Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Broadleaved Evergreen
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer