Schipka Cherry Laurel
Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'
Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 6 to 10 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.|
|Design Ideas||Use at the edges of the woodland garden or anywhere it will receive dappled shade. This broadleaf evergreen is good for quickly screening out areas without blocking the view. Plant a row to cover the potting area or the compost pile in the garden. Lower growth tends to be looser, making it well-suited for wider beds with low to medium shrubs planted at the foreground, if the desired effect is dense foliage from top to the ground.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Euonymus (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