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Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus Laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

 

Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'

Prunus laurocerasus, or Cherry Laurel, is an evergreen shrub or small to medium-sized tree, with leathery, shiny, dark green leaves with finely toothed edges, which may have an almond smell when crushed. In Spring flower buds appear which open to fragrant creamy-white flowers with yellow stamens in early Summer, and followed by the fruit, which are small cherries that turn black when they are ripe. 'Otto Luyken' is a spreading shrub to 1m tall, with dense, low growth, and glossy dark green leaves. Flowers small, white and cherry-like fruits starting red and turning glossy black

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plant Features
  • Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'

Latin name

Prunus Laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cherry Laurel Otto Luyken is 1.00meters x 1.00meters 1.00 M 1.00 M

Prunus Laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Prunus laurocerasus, or Cherry Laurel, is an evergreen shrub or small to medium-sized tree, with leathery, shiny, dark green leaves with finely toothed edges, which may have an almond smell when crushed. In Spring flower buds appear which open to fragrant creamy-white flowers with yellow stamens in early Summer, and followed by the fruit, which are small cherries that turn black when they are ripe. 'Otto Luyken' is a spreading shrub to 1m tall, with dense, low growth, and glossy dark green leaves. Flowers small, white and cherry-like fruits starting red and turning glossy black


Planting young plants

From Late Autumn TO Late Winter

Plant prunus laurocerasus rootballed plants in the dormant season, in a sheltered position where the tree will get plenty of sunshine. Dig a large hole, and put a good amount of organic material in the bottom of the hole to help with drainage. Container-grown plants (those grown in a pot) can be planted at any time of year. Those planted in the growing season (March to October) will have to be watered more than those planted in the late autumn, winter or early spring.

 
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