English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

Item 6705


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

A large evergreen shrub with dense, erect branches and handsome rich green foliage. Tiny spring flowers have a sweet fragrance. A popular choice for formally pruned hedges, group plantings or privacy screens. Tolerates salt spray.

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Average Size at Maturity
Quickly reaches 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide; larger with age.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Prunus laurocerasus
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Fragrant ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Cottage ,   Mediterranean
Design Ideas: Even though this evergreen's leaves are large, they recover quickly from shearing, making this a fine choice for a formal, sheared hedge. Also makes an outstanding tree in the landscape with fragrant flowers and fruit that attract birds.

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.

Customer Reviews

Grows FAST great for saying goodbye to neighbors
by Hazel, June 3, 2020

We ordered 6 of these to block out the house next door and create a sound barrier. They have established well (zone 5, new england, partial shade location) and have grown noticeably larger in only a few weeks. We spaced them 4 feet apart and I expect in about 6 months time they will be almost touching. Very happy with this investment.

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