Bright 'N Tight™ Carolina Laurel
Prunus caroliniana 'Monus'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
THIS PLANT MAY BE AVAILABLE IN THESE STORES:
Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||PROO-nus ka-ro-lin-i-AY-na|
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide in 10 years.|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, North American Native Selection, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Crape 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