Etna English Laurel
Prunus laurocerasus 'Anbri'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Design Ideas||English laurel is an outstanding evergreen for foundation planting to fill tall oppressive walls and disguise crawl spaces, vents and utilities. Its dense habit has made a fine natural hedge requiring no shearing and only occasional shaping. Great choice for screening off neighbors, utility areas, driveways and unattractive land use. Often planted along fence lines to break up unattractively long spans. Bright green coloring makes an elegant background for perennial borders as well as art and fountain focal points.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Key Feature||Handsome Hedge Plant|
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