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Jade Enchantress® Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Monarone' PP #31,107

This lush, evergreen, dwarf shrub provides year-round interest with glossy dark green leaves and showy, fragrant, creamy white flower spikes, followed by small black ornamental fruit. The dense foliage has notably improved disease resistance. Excellent for use as a hedge, background plant, or privacy screen, and is an ideal winter shelter for birds.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
LoreThe cherry laurel is a beautiful evergreen native to Europe and parts of Asia Minor. It was brought into cultivation early on around 1576. The original species was Laurocerausus officinalis, classified by Johann Roemer, 1763-1819 of Switzerland. It was simultaneously classified by Linnaeus into genus Prunus utilizing the former inaccurate genus name of Roemer. It was imported into the United States in colonial times and since a number of varietal forms have been developed for increased cold hardiness. It remains widely grown, particularly in the south and other mild winter regions. Jade Enchantress® has been selected for its improved disease resistance, particularly compared to the very popular Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis easy-care evergreen makes a great low-growing informal hedge for use as a divider or in front of a taller hedge. A fine year-round presence in the garden.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Accent
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Holly (Ilex); Spirea (Spiraea); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Euonymus (Euonymus); Lilyturf (Liriope)

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: 6-9

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