Mount Vernon English Laurel
Prunus laurocerasus 'Mount Vernon'
Filtered sun, Full shade, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slowly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 5 to 8 ft. wide.|
|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 Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Dry Shade, Urban Garden, Ground Cover|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Full shade, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt, Non-Invasive|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Holly (Ilex); Spirea (Spiraea); Euonymus (Euonymus); Lilyturf (Liriope)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9