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Volcano Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'JONG1' PP #29,889

SKU
42583
A versatile evergreen shrub a rounded, compact form and attractive, dense, leathery, glossy foliage. New leaves emerge with dark red tones, maturing to a bright green in summer. Spikes of small, creamy white, fragrant flowers appear in spring, followed by small, black, ornamental fruit. Excellent as a hedge plant or privacy screen.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 4 to 7 ft. tall, 4 to 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Woodland Garden, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsCrape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Japanese Cedar (Cryptomeria); Coneflower (Echinacea); Indian Hawthorn (Raphiolepis); Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)

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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