Dwarf English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Nana'

SKU
06707
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.
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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
LoreThe leaves and fruits of this plant are considered to be toxic and at one time used to extract cyanide.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Holly (Ilex); Lilyturf (Liriope); Euonymus (Euonymus)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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