Dwarf English Laurel

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Lovely Broad-Leaved Accent Dwarf English Laurel

  • Lustrous, Large Leaves Remain Green Year-Round
  • Fragrant, White Blooms in Spring
  • Add to Cut Flower Arrangements
  • Lush, Full Branches
  • Very Versatile for Landscape Use
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Grows in Full Sun or Part Shade
  • Tolerant of Salt Spray and Urban Conditions

Craving a classy, elegant broad-leaved evergreen shrub to grant structure to your yard?

Perhaps you are putting the finishing touches on an established property. Or, you may just be getting started with a "blank slate".

Add one or several of these easy-care Dwarf English Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Nana') to help define your garden design. They'll grow into a handsome shrub with large, glossy leaves and fragrant white blooms in spring.

Prepare a backdrop for showy, flowering plants with their steady green tones. You'll never tire of these hard-working workhorses.

This dwarf variety stays nice and compact. It's a Laurel, so can be pruned to control the size as you like.

Spring brings tiny white blooms. Relish in their clean scent, and the sight of butterflies feasting on their nectar. (Yes, you can wait until the floral display is done before pruning!)

You'll love the way the glossy leaves shine in the sunlight. They'll even brighten up areas of low, dappled shade.

Run several of them as a lovely hedge. Take a deep breath, they'll delight you with their steady tones and delightfully easy-care nature.

A boon in the heart of the city, the thick foliage is held on lushly dense branches. Let them absorb discordant traffic sounds for you, friends and family.

Savvy homeowners take advantage of these time-tested shrubs to add value to their property. Place your order for Dwarf English Laurel today.

You'll receive commercial-grade landscape materials from our plant experts. Track your sturdy box all the way to your doorstep. What could be any easier?

How to Use Dwarf English Laurel in the Landscape

With luxuriant growth that stays green all the way to the ground, Dwarf English Laurel makes a wonderful foundation planting. Few other options deliver this much subtle charm to your façade.

This plant suits contemporary and traditional architecture alike. Keep it tightly trimmed, or let it grow naturally for an informal style.

Use one as a specimen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves between your patio and your lawn. Try a pair on either side of your garden gate.

You'll get a high-end look with a hedge along the length of your side yard. Plant them four feet apart on center. You'll measure from the center of one to the center of the next.

For faster results, order the largest size containers we have in stock. Mulch between the plants and keep newly installed hedges weeded until they grow together and touch.

They are incredible background plants with a useful spreading form. Let their good looks support plants with showy blooms and unique forms.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in either full sun, or give them afternoon shade in the warmer areas. They'll need at least four hours of direct sunlight a day.

Dwarf English Laurel loves humusy, rich, slightly acidic soil. Add a few handfuls of compost to the backfill soil during planting. You'll want to add a three-inch layer of pine bark or pine straw over the roots.

Keep them watered, so their root systems remain damp. This is critical for success while the plants are young and in times of extended drought.

Prune after flowering. You'd hate to miss the fragrant white flowers! At that time, you can control their size and keep them trim and tidy. A manicured Dwarf English Laurel looks fabulous.

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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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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.

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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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Dwarf English Laurel Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Prunus laurocerasus 'Nana'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Color White
Fall Color Evergreen
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes