The Cherry Laurel hedge is easy to grow and easy maintain. It is highly tolerant and it attracts a lot of wildlife. The Yew hedge is a poisonous plant to both humans and animals. It is impenetrable and it will makes a beautiful hedge.
The Cherry Laurel and the Yew hedge both have three different species to choose from. Each one is beautiful and each one has something different to offer.
The Laurel has:
- The Prunus Laurocerasus Rotundifolia. This is a bushy hedge with attractive polished green leaves that can be seen throughout the year. In spring this will produce creamy white flowers, that will attract bees.
- The Prunus Laurocerasus Novita. This specimen is known for being hardier than the common Laurel. It is a fast growing evergreen plant that has glossy green leaves and also produces white flowers.
- Prunus Laurocerasus Caucasica. Also a fast growing evergreen plant similar to the Cherry Laurel, but it grows more upwards. A perfect hedge when you have little space.
The Yew hedge is also known as the Taxus and like the Laurel also has three different species:
- Taxus Baccata. It is commonly known as the English Yew. It is the most popular species and is an evergreen plant with a classic and luxe appearance.
- Taxus Baccata David. A slow growing tree with tight packed branches. The perfect species to use as a loner.
- Taxus Media Hicksii and Media Hillii. The difference between these two is the latter doesn’t produce berries.