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Mount Vernon English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Mount Vernon'

Pronunciation: PROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
SKU #06710

Good to grow! 9

Description Unique spreading habit makes a lush, evergreen groundcover. Planted en masse, the shiny dark green foliage creates a clean, finished look under trees and large shrubs. This dwarf form of English laurel is rugged like its larger relatives, but does not flower or set seed. Takes shearing well. Works in poor urban soils, and dry shade.
Light Filtered sun, Full shade, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slowly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 5 to 8 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Spreading
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Ground Cover, Accent
Design Ideas A lovely groundcover with glossy, evergreen leaves. Use under tall trees that have high limbs, where it will get enough sunshine. Or try a mass planting along the driveway. Looks good in the mixed border with taller shrubs.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Holly (Ilex); Spirea (Spiraea); Euonymus (Euonymus); Lilyturf (Liriope)
Care Thrives in 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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