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