English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

SKU
06705
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.
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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide; larger with age.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasEven 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureOrnamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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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