Scientific Name: Prunus laurocerasus
Common Name: English laurel, cherry laurel
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Invasive plant, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Stiffly upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Hedge row, Screening
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Oblong, Obovate, Serrate
Flowers: Raceme, White, Apr-May
Fruit: Drupe, Red, Black, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Very large, fast-growing, evergreen shrub, up to 8m tall, often used in hedges; leaves glossy green, ovate-oblong, up to 20cm long, apex acute, margins serrate, midrib yellowish-green.