Though mainly known for their rich and stunning green foliage, the Cherry Laurel hedging also showcases intricate creamy-white flowers within the spring, which are then followed by red berries to make it look festive in the winter- making it an amazing decorative addition to any size of garden. As the berries are seen as a great welcomed source of food, the Cherry Laurel encourages many birds to your garden, as well as the lovely flowers providing an opportunity to attract bees.
Please note, all parts of the Cherry Laurel (including leaves/berries) are toxic to both humans and animals when consumed. Though the plant does not hold much attraction to pets/children, it is particularly advised to avoid planting near livestock. If you are concerned about your pets and children, it is best to choose Bay Laurel (the only non-toxic Laurel).
Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia,' is ideal to reduce noise and wind, as well as being perfect to use as a privacy screen. The plant has a seemingly fast growth rate, looking at around 30-60cm per year, and can even be grown to 20/30ft high (though it is easier to maintain at a lower height). That in mind, Laurel hedging does tend to do better as a standalone hedge- but you can plant with other Laurel varieties if you are looking to create a mixed hedge. Although, this plant tends to have a slight spreading habit, which can easily fill any surrounding space of its original planting space (which means there is generally no need to rely on other plants to fill it).