Bright 'N Tight™ Carolina Laurel

Prunus caroliniana 'Monus'

SKU
06700
An outstanding compact, broadleaf shrub valued as an evergreen hedge or screen. Exceptionally handsome, shiny, deep green foliage has a tidy, clean appearance. Adapts well to occasional pruning to control size and form. Showy clusters of white flowers appear in spring.
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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus ka-ro-lin-i-AY-na
LoreThe fruit of Carolina laurel is valuable wild bird forage, but seed contains high concentrations of prussic acid (cyanide) which is a hazard for grazing animals, pets and children.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis large broadleaf foliage shrub is the ideal background plant with a dozen uses. It's primary value is as a hedge reaching tall enough to provide a solid privacy barrier. Density of foliage makes this also suited for windbreaks. A problem solving sound attenuation and as a visual screen for front yards that reclaim public space and block out traffic noise. One of the best shrubs for screening off neighboring houses and unsightly land uses. Adaptability to shearing makes this an outstanding formal foliage plant pruned into cone or columnar shapes as well as the standard rectangular forms of hedges.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBarrier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCrape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Japanese Cedar(Cryptomeria); Coneflower (Echinacea); Indian Hawthorn (Raphiolepis); Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)

Provide well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11

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