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Otto Luyken English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

SKU
06715
A dwarf form of English laurel. This lush growing, compact, evergreen shrub offers year-round interest with glossy dark green leaves and showy, fragrant, creamy white flower spikes, followed by small black ornamental fruit. Dense foliage provides winter shelter for birds. Excellent as a hedge, background plant or privacy screen. Shade tolerant.
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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring flowers, followed by ornamental summer fruit.
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, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsEuonymus (Euonymus); Spirea (Spiraea); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Holly (Ilex); 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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