The column cherry laurel ‘Genolia’ grows quickly to a slim and dense leaf front, which makes it ideal for small gardens and narrow beds.
The column cherry laurel (Prunus laurocerasus ‘Genolia’) owes its name to its straight, slender growth, which makes this cherry laurel variety the ideal plant for narrow beds. But it shines as a solitary plant as well as a hedge plant and helps even small city gardens and narrow beds to have lush greenery all year round.
Despite the considerable annual growth of up to 40 centimeters, the column cherry laurel ‘Genolia’ only needs to be pruned sparingly, which minimizes the care required when planting hedges. Otherwise, this robust and frost-hardy variety is rather undemanding. Their easy-care character is particularly evident in the soil conditions. Nevertheless, it is important to avoid a high lime content and, above all, waterlogging.
Varietal characteristics of cherry laurel Genolia
Unlike the ‘Etna’ variety, for example, ‘Genolia’ does not tolerate fully shaded locations. But the variety is considered particularly wind-resistant. This property as well as the dense growth make them a good choice, especially for hedge planting. You should plant two to three specimens per meter, depending on the size. In particular, the narrow growth width of just one meter makes them suitable for creating a year-round, intensely dark green view and wind protection in gardens of any size. It reaches heights of up to 3.5 meters, which not least benefit privacy. The leathery-looking leaves are narrow and oval in shape. From May to June the evergreen columns are adorned with a veritable sea of fragrant white flower clusters, although the fruiting is still quite low.
Buy cherry laurel Genolia: what should be considered?
Before buying, it is important to check whether the location conditions are suitable for ‘Genolia’ or whether there is perhaps another cherry laurel variety that suits your garden better. When it comes to the selection, you should consider each plant for itself: Are the leaves of the plant a strong dark green? Is the root ball well developed? Can damage or harmful infestations be found on the plant? These questions – just like the growing and storage conditions – provide information about the health of the plant.
Recommended sources of supply for cherry laurel Genolia
You can find the column cherry laurel as a hedge plant or deciduous tree in well-stocked garden centers, hardware stores, and tree nurseries. However, if you prefer to order the evergreen shrub from home, you will find some sources of supply for the cherry laurel here.
Tip: If you want to create optimal conditions for your cherry laurel, use high-quality, peat-free organic soil like our Gardender organic universal soil when planting.
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