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PLANTS OF NOTE - PRUNUS LAUROCERASUS, CHERRY LAUREL


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2017/09/20




This plant of note is often called Cherry Laurel in Cincinnati, and is also referred to as English Laurel. Call it what you may, this shrub is finding a home in the Queen City landscape, and for good reason.

Cherry Laurel is a hardy, evergreen shrub that's at home in sun to part shade sites, but has been known to do well in full shade. It lends itself to just about any landscape style. Often used as a hedge on its own or as multi-specimen hedge row, the plant makes an excellent backdrop for a vignette. It's also used to mark the transition from one area of the garden into another.

Great Features
Gorgeous glossy, evergreen foliage.
Showy, fragrant flowers in the spring.
Berries come mid-summer that the birds adore

It gets how big?
Prunus laurocerasus: Mature size is 10-18’ tall with a spread to 20-25’, making it ideal as a hedge, screen or garden room wall.
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' is a bit more flexible in its design applications with a mature size of 3-4' tall and 6-8' wide.

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