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Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'/Schipka Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis' / Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'
Makes a wonderful evergreen privacy hedge in the Upper South
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Makes a wonderful evergreen privacy hedge in the Upper South

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Screening utility system

Narrow form present in this Schipka Laurel

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Scientific Name: Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'
Common Name: Schipka Laurel
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This shrub has a refined growth habit and is a vigorous grower and very hardy. Laurels are among the few evergreen species with very broad leaves that are hardy in cold climates. Somewhat narrow in growth habit, when compared to cherry laurel. Used for screening and mass plantings.