Posted: 18/01/2015 at 14:51
I assume we're talking Prunus laurocerasus?
It makes a nice big shiny bush. I think you need to tip the ends of the branches in youth to get it to thicken up. I have some that I just let grow and they were fine for a good 15 years then got very see-through. They are big shrubs if you don't trim them, roadside electric wire height and still growing.
I like Portugal laurel, Prunus lusitanicus, it's a nice dark green and less inclined to get bits of die back. Again tall if not clipped