Cherry Laurel

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Cherry Laurel is a large evergreen shrub or small tree with dark glossy green leaves. It is a fast-growing small tree, to 35 to 40 feet, that casts dense shade. With age the bark becomes almost black. Cherry laurel is frequently planted as an evergreen screen; it requires maintenance to keep as a hedge. The leaves and fruit have a high concentration of hydrocyanic acid and are potentially poisonous. Great for screening or as an evergreen large shrub.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun shade

Flower Color: tiny creamy white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: poisonous black drupe

Height: 15 to 40 ft.

Width: 10 to 35 ft.

Plant Character: evergreen

Heat Tolerance: high medium

Water Requirements: high medium