Otto Luyken English Laurel
Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
Pronunciation: PROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
|Description||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.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Accent|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Euonymus (Euonymus); Spirea (Spiraea); Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina); Holly (Ilex); Lilyturf (Liriope)|
|Care||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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