Especially since your Skip Laurel is grown and nurtured with care from day 1. Also called schipka, schip and cherry laurel, skip laurel’s foliage and appearance are very similar to bay laurel (Laurus nobilis). This cultivar is named for a location ("-ensis" is a suffix added to a place, meaning "from" that place), the Schipka pass in the mountains separating India from Nepal. A trouble-free plant that stands up to poor soil, heat, cold, drought and beyond, the Skip Laurel is perfect for carefree yet colorful, full growth. Seed starting potting mix typically includes a blend of perlite, coir, vermiculite, or peat, along with sterile soil. Schip Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis', (also known as Skip laurel, Schipka laurel, or Skipka laurel) is a cold-hardy and shade-tolerant cherry laurel. Be sure that you are using either new containers or that you sterilize the containers with a 1:10 mix of bleach and water to avoid problems later on. In fact, it will be 1 of the prettiest evergreens you've ever seen. These shrubs are related to peach, plum, and other stone fruits. Moderate-growing to 4 to 6 feet tall, 6 to 8 feet wide. Once established, your evergreen Schipka Cherry Laurel (Skip Laurel) will need no maintenance at all! The quick growth also means they need pruning at least twice a year. Skip Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'), also known as Schip Laurel or Cherry Laurel, is an easy to grow evergreen shrub or hedge plant.Its glossy evergreen foliage and solid, vase-shaped form creates an elegant layered effect, making it one of the prettiest and most formal looking evergreens you'll ever see. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition. This gorgeous, dense evergreen can be trained as a hedge or left unclipped to show off its naturally beautiful shape… But if you want a fast, dense screen or privacy hedge, then the Skip Laurel is the right choice. Filtered sun. Glossy foliage on a dense, vase-shaped form displaying a layered effect. Hello, Even thought your schip laurel or cherry laurel shrubs have been in the ground 1 1/2 years, they are still becoming established in their planting site. 3)The "Schip" Laurel (pronounced "skip") has small leaves and spreads wide. I am referring to Cherry Laurels (of which the Otto Luyken cultivar is heavily used) and Skip Laurels. Skip Laurel is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a more or less rounded form. Cherry laurel can self-seed, sometimes gently and sometimes more than gently. It is a stellar option for creating a narrow evergreen privacy hedge for a variety of climates. In trade, it is often observed as 'Skipensis' and pronounced as Skip Cherry Laurel. Check to see if planting it where you garden is recommended or not. Evergreen. Skip Cherry Laurel Shrubs for Sale Online. The Hardiest Hedge You Can Grow! A handsome low hedge for filtered shade! Skip laurel – Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’ – is a hardy, dense-growing evergreen shrub commonly used for hedges and as cut greenery in floral arrangements. The biggest I have seen is twelve feet across, and five feet tall. The bush is eschewed by deer because it's poisonous, and, presumably, that's apparent by smell or even by lick; in my experience, the bushes are never browsed, even just to sample. Prunus laurocerasus prefer well drained, rich soil, and can handle a fair bit of water, but they do not like "wet feet". Stalks of fragrant white flowers appear in profusion in spring. Cutting grown. 4) These can handle snowfalls and recover quickly is the snowfall is extreme. 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