Species: Prunus laurocerasus
Common Cherrylaurel; English Laurel
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
There are several cultivars available for this species. Many varieties are unavailable outside of the United Kingdom/Europe.'Camelliifolia', 'Castlewellan', 'Chestnut Hill', 'Compacta', 'Majestic Jade', 'Marbled Dragon', 'Mt. Vernon', 'Nana', 'Otto Luyken', 'Schipkaensis'
Shrub > 8 feet, Shrub 4 to 8 feet
10' - 18' (spread 25' - 30')
Sweet smelling, white bottlebrush flowers in early spring.
Part shade, Shade
Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)
Full sun or shade (best in part- to full- shade). Protect from full sun and wind in winter.
Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below
adequate drainage is needed to prevent insect damage; susceptible to brown rot fungus, white flies, borers
Bare Root Transplanting
native to southeastern Europe and Asia Minor; transplant B&B or from container; useful in hedges, screens, massing
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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