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Cherry Laurel in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Prunus laurocerasus

 

Cherry Laurel

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.

 
plant Features
  • Cherry Laurel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Cherry Laurel likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Cherry Laurel likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Cherry Laurel

Latin name

Prunus laurocerasus

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cherry Laurel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

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

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Cherry Laurel likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Cherry Laurel likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cherry Laurel is 5.00meters x 8.00meters 5.00 M 8.00 M

Prunus laurocerasus

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.


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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