Etna English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Anbri'

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Bright orange-bronze new leaves create a dazzling effect in spring. Fades to luxurious rich dark green. Many short spikes of small white fragrant flowers appear in profusion during spring. Very dense habit is ideal for cover-up in foundation planting. Produces a fine background for perennial planting. A perfect hedge or screen for shaded sites. Evergreen shrub. Full to partial sun. Slow-growing to 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationPROO-nus lar-oh-ser-AY-sus
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasEnglish 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Woodland Garden, Accent, Coastal Exposure, Wildlife Garden, Dry Shade, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, 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.
Key FeatureHandsome 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.

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