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Prunus laurocerasus /English Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus  / Prunus laurocerasus
This selection has a spreading habit of growth
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This selection has a spreading habit of growth

Broad, spreading form

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Scientific Name: Prunus laurocerasus
Common Name: English Laurel
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: There are more than 40 named varieties that vary is size and shape of plants and also size shape, and leaf color. A few of these get up to 30 feet in both height and spread, but most are less than half that. English laurel should be pruned after it has produced its white, fragrant flowers.