Prunus laurocerasus

English Laurel, Cherry Laurel

Plum, Apricot, Nectarine, Peach, Cherry, and Almond trees are all part of this tasty group. Not only can you eat the fruits of the several deciduous varieties, but most of the trees in this group offer a spectacular show of spring hues. With their attractive foliage and bark, some look good year-round. Deciduous trees and shrubs named "Flowering" are ornamental only. Use the non-fruiting evergreen types as hedges, screens or shade and street trees. Most will not tolerate waterlogged soil, heat, or dryness. Prone to several pests and diseases, so keep them healthy and vigorous. Spray to control pests and diseases when needed. Prune after flowering to shape and remove diseased and dead branches. Transplant in spring.
Prunus laurocerasus, English Laurel, Cherry Laurel
This fast-growing, evergreen shrub or tree has shiny bright green leaves that form a dense mound. Use as a screen or hedge in mild climates. Fragrant white flowers appear in spring. Prune to control shape and size. Protect from afternoon sun in hot summer climates.

Attributes - Prunus laurocerasus

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 20 ft.

Width: 20 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil. Low Maintenance. Susceptible to Aphids, Caterpillars, Root Rot, Spider Mites.

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