Dwarf English Laurel
Prunus laurocerasus 'Nana'
|Description||A versatile and handsome evergreen shrub, very useful as a landscape accent or low informal hedging. The large, glossy dark green leaves cloak the very compact, broadly spreading form. Lovely when in full bloom, with clusters of tiny yet highly fragrant white flowers perfuming the garden.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Accent|
|Design Ideas||This large broadleaf foliage shrub is the ideal background plant with a dozen uses. It's primary value is as an informal hedge for spatial definition and to divide front yards. Creates minimal enclosure to outdoor living spaces. Its dark color makes a perfect foundation plant against brick walls to cloak crawl spaces, footings and utilities. Blends beautifully into woodland understory and into back of the flowering shrub border.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Holly (Ilex); Lilyturf (Liriope); Euonymus (Euonymus)|
|Care||Thrives in slightly deep, fertile, moist, humusy, well-drained soil; tolerates poor, sandy, or clay soils. Prefers more sun in cool climates, more shade in warmer areas. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates dry shade. Feed in early spring. Prune after flowering to shape.|
|Lore||The leaves and fruits of this plant are considered to be toxic and at one time used to extract cyanide.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9
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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.