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Prunus laurocerasus (Common Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus (Common Laurel)
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Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Prunus laurocerasus - Cultivation Notes

Laurel will flourish on most soils other than shallow chalk. Coping with full sun or shade and growing almost to fast, your problem will be endless pruning, which can be brutal on overgrown specimens.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Prunus laurocerasus:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Prunus laurocerasus

  • Invasive top growth

Design & Plant Use for Prunus laurocerasus:

  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Fast growing evergreen plant ideal for screening
  • Evergreen shrub suitable for planting in a shady location
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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