Otto Luyken Cherrylaurel, Otto Luyken Englishlaurel
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Medium, to 10' in 5-6 years under good conditions.Mature Height - 3-4'Mature Width - 6-8'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect, white, each flower 0.25-0.33" across, 20 stamens, April-May, born in 2 to 5" long, 0.75" wide racemes from the leaf axils, very fragrant.Fruit - Conical-rounded drupe, purple to black, 1/3 to 1/2² long, summer, often lost among the leaves.Leaf - Fall Color - Bark - Other Features - Compact, evergreen shrub of solid, dense constitution, extremely bold element because of large lustrous dark green leaves at a 60-45° angle to the stem.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Transplant balled/burlapped or from a container into moist, well-drained, organic soil, partial to heavy shade, avoid excessive fertilization. Salt spray tolerant, withstands pruning. Does not tolerate poorly drained soils.Native Habitat - Species native to southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. Cultivar introduced 1968 by Hesse Nurseries, Germany. Zone 6 to 8.Diseases and Insects - Not as susceptible to the typical Prunus problems, though insects can cause considerable foliage damage. Most common problem is from poorly drained soils.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Cherrylaurel.- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.- Other plants of the genus Prunus.- Other plants of the species Prunus laurocerasus.