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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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6-9

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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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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
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, Accent
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Ornamental Berries, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
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

USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 8

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