Bright 'N Tight™ Carolina Laurel
Prunus caroliniana 'Monus'
Pronunciation: PROO-nus ka-ro-lin-i-AY-na
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide in 10 years.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Companion Plants||Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Japanese Cedar(Cryptomeria); Coneflower (Echinacea); Indian Hawthorn (Raphiolepis); Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||The 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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-11
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.