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English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

Pronunciation: PROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
SKU #06705
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description A large evergreen shrub with dense, erect branches and handsome rich green foliage. Tiny spring flowers have a sweet fragrance. A popular choice for formally pruned hedges, group plantings or privacy screens. Tolerates salt spray.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Quickly reaches 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide; larger with age.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak
Design Ideas Even though this evergreen's leaves are large, they recover quickly from shearing, making this a fine choice for a formal, sheared hedge. Also makes an outstanding tree in the landscape with fragrant flowers and fruit that attract birds.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Holly (Ilex); Lilyturf (Liriope); Euonymus (Euonymus)
CARE
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.

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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.