Compact Carolina Cherry Laurel
Prunus caroliniana 'Compacta'
Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Once established, needs only occasional watering, but best with supplemental water during periods of 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 kair-oh-lin-ee-AN-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 8-10 ft. tall, 6-8 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Small creamy white flowers late winter to early spring produce black berries|
|Design Ideas||This broadleaf foliage shrub is an ideal, compact, versatile background plant. It's primary value is as a hedge to provide a solid privacy barrier or windbreak. Adaptability to shearing makes this an outstanding formal foliage plant sheared into cone or columnar shapes as well as the standard rectangular forms.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Firewise, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dwarf Plant, Fruit Poisonous, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, needs only occasional watering, but best with supplemental water during periods of extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Use as a rich background for shorter shrubs with more interesting blooms such as Ramapo Rhododendron, (Rhododendron x 'Ramapo'), Eleanor Tabor Indian Hawthorne, (Raphiolepis indica 'Conor') and Penny Mac Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Penny Mac'). Excellent backing for big bold perennials too: Chicago Apache, (Hemerocallis x 'Chicago Apache'), Midknight Blue Agapanthus, (Agapanthus x 'Monmid') and Mango Meadowbrite Coneflower, (Echinacea 'CBG').|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape. Caution: foliage or berries should not be ingested.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-10