Mount Vernon English Laurel
Prunus laurocerasus 'Mount Vernon'
|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.|
|Mature Size||Slowly reaches 1 to 2 ft. tall, spreading 5 to 8 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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