Prunus caroliniana /Cherry-Laurel

Prunus caroliniana  / Prunus caroliniana
Specimen evergreen tree
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Scientific Name: Prunus caroliniana
Common Name: Cherry-Laurel
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Black
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Makes a nice evergreen screen or hedge, either clipped or unclipped. It grows in an upright, oval form with dense, dark green foliage. Cedar waxwings, American robin and other birds eat the fruit as do squirrels and other wildlife.