Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Otto Luyken Cherrylaurel, Otto Luyken Englishlaurel

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth 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.
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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.
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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.
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Plants of this taxon:
Bed 205

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- 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.