Home    Privacy Trees     Ornamental & Landscape Trees     Photo Gallery      Care of Your Trees

Tree Removal & Transplanting     Delivery & Planting    Landscape Supplies    Resources    About Us/Contact Us     Directions & Hours

 

    

                                     

                                                       Studies:  Trees Add Value to Property

Serving Washington State Since 1995

 "Ornamental Tree" Main Page

"Instant Privacy" Tree Main Page

Instant Privacy Trees tm

 

 Laurel Hedges     

    Laurel hedges are popular because they are dense and can be shaped beautifully.  We offer several varieties of laurel, each with somewhat different characteristics.  Please click on a name below, or simply scroll down this page.

 

       English Laurel       Dwarf-Leaf English Laurel       Schipka Laurel       Portugal Laurel       Otto Luyken Laurel

 

 

 

English Laurel

&

"Hedged" English Laurel  (see below)

Prunus laurocerasus

 

                                

5-6' English Laurel at our river growing fields; English Laurel hedge

 

        English laurel an evergreen shrub/tree that is dense enough to make an excellent screen.   It has shiny green leaves and can be shaped beautifully.  Left unchecked it can grow up to 20' tall so it is almost always pruned on both the sides and the top.   Pruning is a major issue with English laurel because it can grow so aggressively--once established it can grow up to 3' per year.  But it is beautiful.  Note that we also sell a "pre-pruned" English Laurel (see "Hedged" English Laurel section below).

        We deliver and plant trees throughout Washington:  Seattle, the "East Side", Bellingham, Vancouver (WA), east-of-the-mountains, etc.  Contact us for free estimates: info@NurseryTrees.com   (425) 343-2650.

 

ATTRIBUTES       

Foliage:   Evergreen, with some discoloring of the leaves in winter.               

Mature Height:    20  ft.                 

Mature Width:     20 ft. 

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun, shade.

Soil:.  Acid soil; don't like wet soil.    

Growth Rate:  Fast, up to 3' a year both height and width after established, depending on growing conditions.       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Fast-growing, larger barrier. 

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  The rule of thumb is "4-5' centers", meaning the trunks of each tree are 4 or 5' apart.  So if you're trying to cover 20' and want them 4' apart, you'd need 6 trees (the first one at "0" ft. on one end, and then one every 4' after that).  These trees are so fast-growing they can be planted wider apart than 4-5' if you're willing to wait..

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  Not as much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system.  Also, laurels often react negatively to being moved—the first year after planting they will drop leaves,  often turn yellow/green, and generally don’t look so great.  But these are tough trees and over time they come back and look fine.     

Comments:  Somewhat wild look if not pruned.

 

Sizes & Prices:

5-6' English Laurel, balled & burlapped"    $84.95

6-7' English Laurel, balled & burlapped"    $99.95

7-8'English Laurel, balled & burlapped"    $135.00   

8+'  Large English Laurel, balled & burlapped"        $185.00   (very limited quantities; need machine access to plant these)  

10-11'  Large English Laurel, balled & burlapped"  $295.00   (very limited quantities; need machine access to plant these)

12'+  Large English Laurel, balled & burlapped"     $345.00   (very limited quantities; need machine access to plant these)  

  

Starter" Trees 

 

1 Gallon Pot English Laurel--$9.95     Sold Out

 

Please note:  Our supply of these trees changes very quickly; check with us for availability.

 

Delivery & Planting Available; Free Estimates (see below)

info@NurseryTrees.com  or (425) 343-2650

 

"Hedged" English Laurel

 

 

 

    

"Hedged" English Laurel at our River Growing Fields

          While many people simply let their English Laurel grow naturally, usually English Laurel is "hedged".  English Laurel hedges can be kept to a desired height and width by pruning each year (see "Mature Height" and "Mature Width" notes below).  To help people achieve a hedge as fast as possible, each year we prune the sides of some of the English Laurel we are growing.  These are our "Hedged" English Laurel.  You can see this in the photo above.

          Note:  When "hedging" trees it is important to start pruning when the trees are small.  Stated another way, if you wait to hedge the trees until they are larger, when you trim the trees you will see too much of the brown interior and main branches (see photo below).  So if you want a tall hedge your choices are to start with smaller trees and prune them into a hedge as they grow, or use these "pre-hedged" trees which get you a tall hedge much quicker.  No matter which way you go you will need to prune the trees each year after they are planted (see pruning notes below).

 

Trying to prune large trees into a hedge results in dead material and trunks being exposed.

ATTRIBUTES       

Foliage:   Evergreen, with some discoloring of the leaves in winter.               

Mature Height:    Hedged to desired height; 8' or taller.                  

Mature Width:     Hedged to desired width; 4' minimum, wider is better. 

See other "Attributes" --Soil, Sunlight, What to Expect the First Year, etc. --in main section above.

Pruning:  Will need to be pruned each year--one or two main prunings and possibly one or two clean-up prunings, depending on how much of a "finished" look you want.

 

"Hedged" English Laurel are approximately 3' trimmed width x 5-6' untrimmed width, with the following heights:

 

7-8' Pre-Pruned English Laurel, balled & burlapped"      $175.00 

  

8-10' Pre-Pruned English Laurel, balled & burlapped"    $215.00

 

 

 

Schipka Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’

 

                       

5-6' Shipka Laurel at our nursery; healthy new growth

 

         One of the most cold-hardy forms of laurel, Schipka Laurel has a refined appearance with dense, glossy foliage displayed with a layered effect. Its growth habit is more columnar than English Laurel and is also lower growing. Like the other varieties of Laurel we grow, Schipka Laurel produces fragrant white flowers in early summer followed by black fruits.

        We deliver and plant trees throughout Washington:  Seattle, the "East Side", Bellingham, Vancouver (WA), east-of-the-mountains, etc.  Contact us for free estimates: info@NurseryTrees.com   (425) 343-2650.

 

ATTRIBUTES      

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    To 10-15ft.

Mature Width:     To  6-10ft.

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun.

Soil:.  Moist/well-drained.

Growth Rate:  Moderate        

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Schipka Laurel makes a very attractive and elegant hedge, and may be sheared to 6’ tall and 4’ wide.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  These shrubs can be spaced on 4 or 5' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 4' or 5' apart) or wider.

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  Not as much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system.  Also, laurels often react negatively to being moved, although Schipka Laurels usually react much less than English Laurels.  These might drop some leaves and generally not look as good as they will once they are established. 

 Comments:  An adaptable, low-maintenance privacy screen. Will tolerate deep shade.

 

Sizes & Prices:   

   4'-5'  Large Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"   $75.00   

   5'-6' Large Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"    $95.00   

  6'-7' Large Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"    $125.00  

  7'-8' Large Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"    $155.00  

       

Please note:  Our supply of these trees changes very quickly; check with us for availability.

 

Delivery & Planting Available; Free Estimates (see below)

info@NurseryTrees.com  or (425) 343-2650

 

 

 

Portugal Laurel

Prunus lusitanica

 

        

 

       Native to Spain and Portugal, Portugal Laurel is an easy to grow, densely branched shrub, with glossy green leaves that are reddish when young. Fragrant white flowers are produced in early summer and followed by red fruits, which turn black in the fall. Portugal Laurel may be trained as a very ornamental single or multi-trunked tree.

        We deliver and plant trees throughout Washington:  Seattle, the "East Side", Bellingham, Vancouver (WA), east-of-the-mountains, etc.  Contact us for free estimates: info@NurseryTrees.com   (425) 343-2650.

 

ATTRIBUTES      

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    To  10-20ft.

Mature Width:     To  10-20ft.

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun.

Soil:.  Moist/well-drained.

Growth Rate:  Moderate        

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Portugal Laurel makes a beautiful hedge. It’s especially attractive in the spring  with its reddish new growth and reddish branches. It may be sheared to 6’ tall and 4-5’ wide.

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  These shrubs can be spaced on 3, 4, or 5' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 3', 4', or 5' apart) or wider.

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  Not as much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system.  Also, laurels often react negatively to being moved, although Portugal Laurels usually react much less than English Laurels.  These might drop some leaves and generally not look as good as they will once they are established. 

 Comments:  Tolerant of heat and drought once established. Will not tolerate poor drainage.

Sizes & Prices:

2' wide x 2' tall Portugal Laurel, balled & burlapped"   $45.00

3' wide x 3' tall Portugal Laurel, balled & burlapped"   $70.00

4' wide x 4' tall Portugal Laurel, balled & burlapped"   $105.00

5' wide x 5' tall Portugal Laurel, balled & burlapped"   $145.00

Please note:  Our supply of these trees changes very quickly; check with us for availability.

 

  Delivery & Planting Available; Free Estimates (see below)

info@NurseryTrees.com  or (425) 343-2650

 

Dwarf-Leaf English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Nana'

 

 

                                

Dwarf-Leaf English Laurel growing at our river fields (left) and larger plants at our nursery (right).

 

        Dwarf-Leaf English laurel has many of the same attributes of the "regular" English Laurel.  The one major difference is the size of the leaves--the Dwarf-Leaf Laurel has a significantly smaller leaf.  We have also found that these trees are more dense and are less susceptible to dropping leaves.   The "literature" will say that these trees don't get as big as the regular English Laurel, but our experience is that they are very close--there are trees in the field over 20', for instance. 

        We deliver and plant trees throughout Washington:  Seattle, the "East Side", Bellingham, Vancouver (WA), east-of-the-mountains, etc.  Contact us for free estimates: info@NurseryTrees.com   (425) 343-2650.

 

ATTRIBUTES       

Foliage:   Evergreen, with some discoloring of the leaves in winter.               

Mature Height:    20  ft.                 

Mature Width:     20 ft. 

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun, shade.

Soil:.  Acid soil; don't like wet soil.     

Growth Rate:  Moderate-fast, up to 3' a year both height and width after established, depending on growing conditions.  Not as fast as the "regular" English Laurel (above).       

"Instant Privacy" Use:  Fast-growing, larger barrier. 

"Instant Privacy" Spacing:  The rule of thumb is "4-5' centers", meaning the trunks of each tree are 4 or 5' apart.  So if you're trying to cover 20' and want them 4' apart, you'd need 6 trees (the first one at "0" ft. on one end, and then one every 4' after that).  These trees are so fast-growing they can be planted wider apart than 4-5' if you're willing to wait.

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  Not as much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system.  Also, laurels often react negatively to being moved—the first year after planting they will drop leaves,  often turn yellow/green, and generally don’t look so great.  But these are tough trees and over time they come back and look fine.    

Comments:  Somewhat wild look if not pruned.

 

Sizes & Prices:

 10'+ Dwarf-Leaf English Laurel, balled & burlapped   $295.00     

Please note:  Our supply of these trees changes very quickly; check with us for availability.

Delivery & Planting Available; Free Estimates (see below)

info@NurseryTrees.com  or (425) 343-2650

 

 

 

Otto Luyken Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’

 

       

Otto Luyken Laurel at our nursery.  These plants are "balled & burlapped".

 

         Otto Luyken Laurel is a low growing variety of English Laurel, with a lush, dense, spreading growth habit. Its narrow foliage is a dark and glossy green. Very adaptable, it tolerates deeper shade than English Laurel. Otto Luyken Laurel is very drought tolerant once established.

        We deliver and plant trees throughout Washington:  Seattle, the "East Side", Bellingham, Vancouver (WA), east-of-the-mountains, etc.  Contact us for free estimates: info@NurseryTrees.com   (425) 343-2650.

 

ATTRIBUTES      

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    4  ft.

Mature Width:     To  6-ft.

Sunlight:  Full sun, partial sun, shade tolerant.

Soil:.  Moist/well-drained.

Growth Rate:  Moderate        

Spacing:  Can be used as a low foot traffic barrier, hedge or low screen.  These shrubs can be spaced on 2, 3, or 4' centers (meaning the trunks of each tree are 2', 3', or 4' apart) or wider.

What to Expect the First Year:  As with all newly-planted trees, these need to be watered carefully through the first Spring/Summer--see our "Care of Your Trees" section for more details.  Not as much growth the first year because the tree is putting its efforts into its root system.   

Comments:  An adaptable, low-maintenance background shrub or low hedge.  Looks great as a low hedge in front of our Emerald Green Arborvitae. 

 

 

24" tall x 30" wide Otto Luyken Laurel, "balled & burlapped"  $45.00 

 

30" tall x 36" wide Otto Luyken Laurel, "balled & burlapped"  $65.00 

 

36" tall x 42" wide Otto Luyken Laurel, "balled & burlapped"  $85.00 

 

Please note:  Our supply of these trees changes very quickly; check with us for availability.

 

 

 

    Delivery & Planting Available; Free Estimates (see below)

       info@NurseryTrees.com  or (425) 343-2650.

"I am really pleased with your work.  You saved me several thousand dollars, steered me away from trees that wouldn't work, provided healthy and beautiful trees, did a great job planting them, and did everything on time and on schedule.  You can quote me."                                                                          Jo, Vashon Island

"Our privacy bank of trees has done nothing but grow well into maturity.  Our back yard and deck area is totally private and the 10 trees your team planted [in 2005] are rich, leathery and dark green.  We remark on them every day it seems.  Please include me in any of your "Testimonials" as you would be hard pressed to find a more satisfied customer."                                                                                                                  Jim, Port Orchard

"For quality vs. value, your trees are the best landscape purchase I’ve ever made."    Jeff, Seattle

                                                                                                                                                  

"Michael, I just wanted to pass along a note to tell you how thrilled I am with the trees.  The effect they have brought to our new courtyard in the front of our home here in Seattle has exceeded my expectations!"                                                                Chip Hanauer, Hydroplane Driver--Click Here to see his project.  

"I work in customer service so I know good service when I experience it and you have my top rating.  I would definitely recommend you to anyone who needs new landscaping.  Thanks again.”                    Carol, Camano Island

"By the way, the trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house!  We now have a much larger space . . "                                                                                                   Katherine, Fall City

“My compliments to your crew.  We’ve had a lot of contractors working on our house recently and we’ve seen the entire range; and your guys were excellent. The trees make things look so much better—I started smiling as soon as I saw them going in."                                                                                    Holly, Queen Anne

"You guys are the best nursery I've ever done business with! And I have dealt with a few. You did what you said you would, on time with attention to detail rarely found. From the beginning of the quote process all the way through to the last detail you made it easy. And you work to ensure that the trees will thrive after planting with detailed advice, a complementary irrigation system, and a website filled with useful information. Most nurseries will just dump off the goods and tell you best of luck, put some water on them. You provide a quality product that sets you apart. Your crew was friendly, polite and operated as a well organized team. I would recommend you without hesitation! Thanks for doing a great job!”                                                                                                   Ryan, Buckley

"We can not believe how beautiful your trees are.  The privacy is unbelievable. If you ever need a testimonial let us know.   Our yard is perfect!  We sit there and say "my oh my”!               Suzanne, Tacoma 

"I don't think I've ever been as happy with something I've purchased."                           Sarah, Sammamish

Many More Testimonials (click here)

 

 

To Contact Us:

info@NurseryTrees.com  or  (425) 343-2650

 

More Information

 

        Not sure which "Instant Privacy" Tree is right for you?  Please see our Comparison Chart & Checklist, comparing the mature sizes, growing conditions, etc. of all of our privacy trees.

 

Click on Chart

 

          Please feel free to contact us with questions, by e-mail or phone:  info@NurseryTrees.com or (425) 343-2650

       

        See also: 

 

 

NurseryTrees.com LLC, Nurseries - Plants, Trees, Snohomish, WA

 

                                        

Angie's List Super Service Award in Tree Service in Seattle

Pay me securely with any major credit card through PayPal!   

 

 

 

  

Serving Washington State Since 1995

13510 Old Snohomish-Monroe Road

Snohomish, WA  98290

(425) 343-2650

(425) 953-5780 fax

info@nurserytrees.com

Sales by "Appointment Only", please

 

We deliver & plant throughout the State of Washington:

Aberdeen, Addy, Adna, Almira, Amanda Park, Amboy, Anacortes, Anderson Island, Ariel, Arlington, Ashford, Auburn, Bainbridge Island, Battle Ground, Belfair, Bellevue, Bellingham, Benge, Benton City, Bickleton, Black Diamond, Bonney Lake, Bothell, Bow, Bremerton, Brewster, Bridgeport, Brier, Brinnon, Brush Prairie, Buckley, Burbank, Burien, Burley, Burlington, Camano Island, Camas, Carbonado, Carnation, Carrolls, Cashmere, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Centerville, Centralia, Chattaroy, Chehalis, Chelan, Cheney,Chewelah, Chimacum, Clarkston, Cle Elum, Clearlake, Clinton, Clyde Hill, Colbert, Colfax, College Place, Colton, Colville, Concrete, Connell, Conway, Cosmopolis, Coulee City, Coulee Dam, Coupeville, Covington, Cowiche, Creston, Curlew, Curtis, Cusick, Dallesport, Davenport, Dayton, Deer Park, Deming, Des Moines, Dixie, Dupont, Duvall, East Olympia, East Wenatchee, Easton, Eastsound, Eatonville, Edgewood, Edmonds, Edwall, Ellensburg, Elma, Endicott, Entiat, Enumclaw, Ephrata, Everett, Everson, Fairfield, Fall City, Farmington, Federal Way, Ferndale, Fife, Fircrest, Forks, Fort Lewis, Friday Harbor, Garfield, Gifford, Gig Harbor, Gold Bar, Graham, Grand Coulee, Grandview, Granger, Granite Falls, Grapeview, Harrah, Harrington, Hartline, Hoquiam, Hunters, Ilwaco, Inchelium, Index, Ione, Issaquah, Joyce, Kahlotus, Kalama, Keller, Kelso, Kenmore, Kennewick, Kent, Kettle Falls, Kingston, Kirkland, Kittitas, La Center, La Conner, Lacey, Lacrosse, Lake Forest Park, Lake Stevens, Lakebay, Lakewood, Lamont, Langley, Leavenworth, Liberty Lake, Lind, Long Beach, Longview, Loon Lake, Lopez Island, Lyle, Lyman, Lynden, Lynnwood, Mabton, Manchester, Mansfield, Manson, Maple Falls, Maple Valley, Marlin, Marysville, Mattawa, Mazama, Mccleary, Mead, Medical Lake, Medina, Menlo, Mercer Island, Mesa, Metaline Falls, Mill Creek, Milton, Mineral, Monroe, Montesano, Morton, Moses Lake, Mossyrock, Mountlake Terrace, Moxee, Mt. Vernon, Mukilteo, Naches, Napavine, Naselle, Neah Bay, Nespelem, Newcastle, Newman Lake, Newport, Nine Mile Falls, Nooksack, Nordland, North Bend, North Bonneville, North Lakewood, Northport, Oak Harbor, Oakesdale, Oakville, Ocean City, Ocean Park, Ocean Shores, Odessa, Okanogan, Olalla, Olympia, Omak, Onalaska, Orient, Orondo, Oroville, Orting, Othello, Otis Orchards, Outlook, Pacific, Pacific Beach, Palisades, Palouse, Pasco, Pateros, Paterson, Pe Ell, Peshastin, Pomeroy, Port Angeles, Port Hadlock, Port Orchard, Port Townsend, Poulsbo, Prescott, Prosser, Pullman, Puyallup, Quilcene, Quincy, Rainier, Randle, Raymond, Reardan, Redmond, Renton, Republic, Richland, Ridgefield, Ritzville, Rochester, Rock Island, Rockford, Rollingbay, Rosalia, Roslyn, Roy, Royal City, Sammamish, Satsop, Seatac, Seattle, Sedro Woolley, Sekiu, Selah, Sequim, Shaw Island, Shelton, Shoreline, Silverdale, Skykomish, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Pass, Soap Lake, South Bend, Spanaway, Spangle, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Sprague, Springdale, St John, Stanwood, Starbuck, Steilacoom, Steptoe, Stevenson, Sultan, Sumner, Sunnyside, Suquamish, Tacoma, Taholah, Tekoa, Tenino, Thorp, Tieton, Toledo, Tonasket, Toppenish, Touchet, Toutle, Tukwila, Tulalip, Tumwater, Union Gap, University Place, Vader, Valley, Vancouver, Vashon, Vaughn, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Wapato, Warden, Washougal, Washtucna, Waterville, Wellpinit, Wenatchee, West Richland, Westport, White Salmon, White Swan, Wilbur, Wilkeson, Wilson Creek, Winlock, Winthrop, Woodinville, Woodland, Yacolt, Yakima, Yelm, Zillah

 

 

Home    Privacy Trees     Ornamental & Landscape Trees     Photo Gallery      Care of Your Trees

Tree Removal & Transplanting     Delivery & Planting     Landscape Supplies   Resources     About Us/Contact Us     Directions & Hours

 Website User Agreement    Site Map

 

Copyright 2013, NurseryTrees.com, LLC