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  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.

 

       Schipka Laurel      English Laurel      Portugal Laurel     

 

 

Schipka Laurel

(aka "Skip" Laurel)

&

"Hedged" Schipka Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’

 

  

HeavyShipka Laurel at our river growing fields (left).      4-5' Schipka Laurel at our farm (right).   Beautiful trees.

 

         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 smaller and slower growing, which can be good.  Like the other varieties of Laurel we grow, Schipka Laurel produces fragrant white flowers in early summer followed by black fruits.  Cold hardy.

       

 

ATTRIBUTES      

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    To 12-15ft.

Mature Width:     To  6-8 ft.

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. 

Comments:  Laurels often react negatively to being moved.  For the first year or so, newly-planted laurels might drop some leaves, perhaps turn a little off-color, and generally not look as good as they will once they are established. 

 

Sizes & Prices

 

Schipka Laurel:

 

Please Note:  These trees are only available for sale if NurseryTrees.com is also hired to plant them:  (Why?)

 

 4'-5'    Schipka Laurel, "b&b"                      Sold Out                           

 5-6' "HEAVY" Schipka Laurel, "b&b"   Sold Out              

6-7'  HEAVY Schipka Laurel, "b&b"       Sold Out              

 7'-8' Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"         $325.00     

8'-10'  Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"      $395.00

10-12'  Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"     $495.00

 

 

"Hedged" Schipka Laurel (see description below):

 

Please Note:  These trees are only available for sale if NurseryTrees.com is also hired to plant them:  (Why?)

 

5-6'  HEDGED Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"       Sold Out

6-7'  HEDGED Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"       Sold Out    

7'-8'  HEDGED Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"      Sold Out   

8'-10'  HEDGED Schipka Laurel, "balled & burlapped"    Sold Out                     (00/21/21)

 

Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability. 

 

 

                                           

 

 

"Hedged" Schipka Laurel

"Hedged" Schipka Laurel at our farmhouse.

           While many people simply let their Schipka Laurel grow naturally, Schipka Laurel can be "hedged".  Schipka 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 Schipka Laurel we are growing.  These are our "Hedged" Schipka 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.  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).

 

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.

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Sizes & Prices for "Hedged" Schipka Laurel are above (scroll up).

 

 

 

Delivery & Planting Available

         We deliver and plant these trees.  "Planting" includes a watering system, staking if necessary, and a one year warranty for no additional charge.  Our planting "Service Area" is the greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington: Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Highway 2 to Leavenworth & Wenatchee.  If you are not in this area, sorry but we will not be able to plant for you.  

        Click Here for more information about our planting services and/or see the "Advantages" section below.   

 

To Get Started

 

Please fill-out our Request for a Free Estimate form, or simply call or e-mail us.

 

 

info@NurseryTrees.com; 425-343-2650

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English Laurel

&

"Hedged" English Laurel  (see below)

Prunus laurocerasus

 

 

    

English Laurel at our river growing fields; English Laurel hedge at our Nursery Office

 

        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).

       

 

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.  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.  We will typically ask you to "stay the course" during their first growing season/first winter; and as long as they put out new growth their first spring in the new location they will be fine and gradually recover to look right.  This is "part of the deal" with Laurels.       

Comments:  Somewhat wild look if not pruned.

 

Sizes & Prices

English Laurel:   

  

Please Note:  These trees are only available for sale if NurseryTrees.com is also hired to plant them:  (Why?)

 

5-6' English Laurel            $175.00     Sold Out

 

6-7' English Laurel           $205.00       Sold Out

 

7-8' English Laurel            $245.00       Sold Out

 

8-10' English Laurel         $395.00 

 

10-12' English Laurel      $545.00 

 

12' and Larger   English Laurel       call for availability and pricing                                                            (03/22/21)

 

All English Laurels are "balled & burlapped", and are nice full, bushy trees.  Limited Quantities of some sizes.

  

Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability.                                                     

 

 

"Hedged" English Laurel (see description below)

 

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

 

 

Please Note:  These trees are only available for sale if NurseryTrees.com is also hired to plant them:  (Why?)

 

 

8-10' "Hedged" English Laurel, balled & burlapped"       $465.00

 

 

10-12' "Hedged" English Laurel, balled & burlapped"    $545.00

 

 

12-14' "Hedged" English Laurel, balled & burlapped"    $745.00

 

All English Laurels are "balled & burlapped", and are nice full, bushy trees.  Limited Quantities of some sizes.

  

Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability.                                                     

 

 

"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.  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).

 

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.

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Sizes & Prices for "Hedged" English Laurel are above (scroll up).

 

 

"Before" & "After English Laurel Planting.  This screening will only improve over time.

 

 

 

 

Delivery & Planting Available

         We deliver and plant these trees.  "Planting" includes a watering system, staking if necessary, and a one year warranty for no additional charge.  Our planting "Service Area" is the greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington: Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Highway 2 to Leavenworth & Wenatchee.  If you are not in this area, sorry but we will not be able to plant for you.  

        Click Here for more information about our planting services and/or see the "Advantages" section below.   

 

To Get Started

 

Please fill-out our Request for a Free Estimate form, or simply call or e-mail us.

 

 

info@NurseryTrees.com; 425-343-2650

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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.       

 

ATTRIBUTES      

Foliage:   Evergreen               

Mature Height:    To  15-18 ft.

Mature Width:     To  15ft.

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:

Please Note:  These trees are only available for sale if NurseryTrees.com is also hired to plant them:  (Why?)

4-5' tall Portugal Laurel, "balled & burlapped"    $155.00    Limited Numbers

5-6' tall Portugal Laurel, "balled & burlapped"    $195.00    Limited Numbers

Limited Number of larger-sized Portugal Laurel available; e-mail or call us and tell us what size/quantity you are looking for:  info@NurseryTrees.com; 425-343-2650

 

Please note that our supply of trees is constantly changing; please contact us to confirm availability.                                                     (10/29/20)

 

 

Delivery & Planting Available

         We deliver and plant these trees.  "Planting" includes a watering system, staking if necessary, and a one year warranty for no additional charge.  Our planting "Service Area" is the greater Puget Sound area of Western Washington: Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Bothell, Seattle & the "East Side"--Bellevue, Woodinville, Kirkland, Issaquah, Sammamish, etc.--Renton, Kent, Federal Way, Tacoma, south to Olympia and all points in between; plus Highway 2 to Leavenworth & Wenatchee.  If you are not in this area, sorry but we will not be able to plant for you.  

        Click Here for more information about our planting services and/or see the "Advantages" section below.   

 

To Get Started

 

Please fill-out our Request for a Free Estimate form, or simply call or e-mail us.

 

 

info@NurseryTrees.com; 425-343-2650

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This Chart helps you easily compare mature sizes, growing conditions, etc.

for all of our privacy trees.

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See our Trees Growing in the Fields!

 

 

 

We have a beautiful 8 minute drone video of our Snohomish tree farm

 with many of the trees identified.   Click here

 

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Studies:  Trees Add Value to Property

 

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Privacy Trees:  We are a nursery tree farm specializing in Privacy Trees for screening.  We sell retail & wholesale, for residential and commercial projects and we "deliver & plant" our trees.  Our most common project is planting a line of privacy trees for a homeowner.  We have several thousand privacy trees growing at our Snohomish farm.  Plus we have many years' experience in "what works where", professional planting services, ongoing support, and thousands of satisfied customers.  Buying directly from a grower has great advantages--fresh trees, great selection, and low prices--you maximize your purchasing power.  We also have privacy trees that are not available elsewhere, such as our "Hedged Privacy Trees" and "Thin Man" Arborvitae.  You can see our hedged and natural privacy trees in our beautiful 8 minute YouTube Farm Video.

Ornamental Trees:  We also have a nice selection of Ornamental Trees, with many of our trees being on the "Great Plant Picks" list for the Pacific Northwest.

Delivery & Planting:  We usually deliver & plant our trees for Customers.  Click here for more information.

Free Estimates:  We will help you determine which trees are right for your project, and provide you with free, no-obligation estimates.  This is often accomplished by e-mail and phone, usually first using our online Free Estimate Request Form.  Where necessary, we will send one of our experts out to review the project (no cost or obligation).  More information

Location:  We’re conveniently located just 15 minutes north of Woodinville.  We are a farm, not a retail nursery so we don't keep regular retail hours; instead we set up appointments so that we can focus on your project.  So please set-up an appointment instead of "just coming out".  Here's a link to our "Directions" page.

Covid-19 Precautions:  In accordance with the Governor's directives we have made some changes in the way we do things.  For a detailed break-down of these steps please see our "Covid-19 Precautions" webpage.

Payment:  We don’t require any money “up front”—you only pay when the job is completed (unusual exceptions to this are large/special projects or lengthy “holds” on trees).  Be careful of contractors asking for “up front” money; they might not come back!

 Warranty & Support:  When we plant your trees we include staking (if necessary), transplanting fertilizer, and an easy-to-use watering system that hooks into your garden hose.  More information.  We also give a one year Warranty on trees we plant, for no additional charge.  More information   We have a detailed “Care of Your Trees” section of our website, and provide ongoing support--we're available to answer your questions as your new trees grow.  More information 

Customer Service:  We pride ourselves on our Customer Service—real people answering the phone.  We have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau (their highest rating), are an Angie's List Super Service Award winner, have excellent reviews on Yelp, Google, etc. and a 100% satisfaction rating with eBay. 

 

Our Business:  We’ve been in business since 1995 and have a dedicated, experienced staff, most of whom have been with us for many years.  See: "About Us" for our history.  We are a registered Washington State contractor (License Number: NURSEL*956J1).  More information   Be sure to hire a registered contractor  --  to go to the Department of Labor & Industries website to check a contractor's registration, click here.  As it says there:  "Unregistered contractors carry no bond or insurance to protect consumers.  Consumers can face serious issues if anything goes wrong on a job."   These liability risks are in addition to fraud, poor workmanship, worthless warranties, etc.  We are fully bonded and insured, of course.

 Customer Satisfaction:  Most important of all is what our customers think of us:

"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

"The [new] trees were a great privacy feature when we sold the last house!  We now have a much larger space we want to talk with you about . . "                                                                                   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)

 

 

 

 

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