10x (4 foot tall) Cherry Laurel hedging plants for £300!

Cherry Laurel - a popular evergreen hedging choice

Cherry Laurel – a popular evergreen hedging choice

The Cherry Laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus) is most popularly used as evergreen hedging and is a faster grower than its cousin the smaller leaf Portuguese Laurel.

Cherry Laurel hedging tends to be thick and dense in habit and makes a hardy hedge with attractive glossy foliage all year round. The new leaves in particular are a lovely light green. Cherry Laurel has been awarded the RHS Perfect for Pollinators badge as well as the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

The Cherry Laurel has year round attractive glossy foliage

The Cherry Laurel has year round attractive glossy foliage

Cherry Laurel is an ideal hedge for large spaces and is extremely versatile in terms of growing conditions – thriving in sun or shade, shelter or windblown.

This mature cherry laurel hedge pictured is thriving in its coastal environment against a shady North facing wall. It needs a light trim which it will get in the next week or so. It was last trimmed in April so although they are fast growing, these dense hedges are quite manageable.

Cherry Laurels are fast growing but manageable

Cherry Laurels are fast growing but manageable

Special offer – Buy 10x 4 foot tall Cherry Laurels for £300!
Larger sizes also available – we currently have Cherry Laurels in stock up to 7 feet tall for those looking for instant impact.

You can buy online with UK wide delivery or in our North London garden centre.

View from the side - this Cherry Laurel hedge is circa 2 feet deep

View from the side – this mature Cherry Laurel hedge is circa 2 feet deep

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Planting a hedge? Consider the Portuguese Laurel

Evergreen and ultra-hardy, the Portuguese Laurel has much to offer as a hedging or screening plant. It may be that the Portuguese Laurel (Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia) is not as well-known as its more common cousin the Cherry Laurel (Prunus Laurocerasus) for hedging, but it has many commendable characteristics that make it a splendid evergreen hedging plant.

Portuguese Laurel lovely soft green foliage, fragrant white flowers in summer

Portuguese Laurel – lovely soft green foliage, fragrant white flowers in summer

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Add a Mediterranean touch to your garden with our Hardy Palms on special offer

One of our specialities at Paramount Plants is sourcing mature UK hardy palms. As well as adding a Mediterranean/ tropical flavour to your garden, these magnificent palms are prized in particular for adding architectural depth to the garden or patio. Right now we have special offers on 3 varieties of our hardy palms.

Butia Capitata  Palm Trees on Sale UK wide delivery

Butia Capitata Palm Trees on Sale UK wide delivery

Butia Capitata (Pindo Palm or Jelly Palm)
We have a special offer on all sizes of this hardy feather-like palm tree. Its silver blue arching leaves make this an excellent architectural addition to your garden. These palms also adapt very well to growing in containers.
Butia Capitata  1.2 M tall  - £55, Butia Capitata 1.75 M tall – £75, Butia Capitata 3 M tall  - £250 Continue reading

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Phormium Tenax – striking ornamental grasses for a sunny spot

Phormium Tenax - hardy enough for coastal planting

Phormium Tenax – hardy enough for coastal planting

Hardy, graceful and striking, the Phormium Tenax varieties of ornamental grasses tend to have upright erect foliage, adding to the plants attractive structural shape. Phormium Tenax is generally used to add structure and textural variety to the garden. Although they do prefer sun, they will grow in partial shade. Our Phormium varieties carry the RHS garden merit award.

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First Home, First Garden – Gardening Tips for Beginners

‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ – Audrey Hepburn

First Home, First Garden - Gardening Tips for Beginners

‘To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow’ – Audrey Hepburn

Congratulations, all your hard work has paid off and you are now the proud owner of your first home! Buying your first home is a milestone and your first thought may be to focus on stripping that hideous wallpaper in the front room or buying every kitchen gadget possible (half of which, you’ll never use); however, spare a thought for your new garden. Continue reading

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