Compact Laurel Hedge Plants Description
Otto Luyken (Compact Laurel) is a super evergreen compact (up to 1.2m mature height) hedging plant suitable for all soils and situations including shade. It often flowers again in Autumn.
Compact Laurel is quite slow growing, so easy to keep once it reaches the desired height - just clip once a year in late Sept/early Oct. Whilst it will grow to 1.5m, it's very good for hedges between 0.5m and 1.5m. For a taller growing hedge, see our popular range of Cherry Laurel hedging or view our entire slection of evergreen hedge plants for a fantastic choice of Laurel alternatives.
Otto Luyken is a very hardy plant, good in all situations - and will even flower in shade. It's good for coastal positions, windy sites, even north facing spots so very easy indeed to grow in more normal conditions. Like other Laurel varieties (other than Bay Laurel), the leaves and berries are harmful if eaten.
Compact Laurel is a popular variety of Laurel hedging, but we do also have the following additional varieties - Cherry Laurel, Portuguese Laurel, Spotted Laurel, Laurel Etna, Laurel Caucasica and Bay Laurel. For information on all Laurel species, see our Laurel Hedging Guide for more information.
See also our range of low growing hedging plants.
Pot grown plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from november to late April/early May. Root Ball plants are available from mid-October to mid-April.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed next to the products below. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
. Prices shown are the price per plant unless otherwise stated.
Compact Laurel pruning should be done once a year in September or October if the weather hasn't turned cold.
is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)Delivery Time
- Please note that delivery times are currently 2-5 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.It's Convenient
- no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)It's Tried & Tested
- we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
any discounts have been applied.
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