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Prunus caroliniana
Compact Cherry Laurel

Prunus caroliniana - Compacta - Compact Cherry Laurel


The Compact Cherry Laurel is an evergreen shrub or tree with dark green, glossy leaves, having a more compact growth habit and smaller leaves than the species. The leaves give off a fragrance similar to maraschino cherries when crushed, but be careful they are poisonous!! In the spring fragrant white flowers blossom followed by cherry-like black fruit, eaten by wildlife but can be poisoness to humans. The Compact Cherry Laurel can grow to be 10-12 feet in height with a 6-8 foot spread. This tree or shrub has drought, wind and heat tolerance and the species is a Texas Native. Best to grow in East Texas, the foliage will get chlorotic in soils with high pH.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 7-10
Plant Use: Tree/ Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun - Part Shade
Water Requirements: Medium

Good for sunny locationsGood for attracting wildlife

Sizes: #10, #25 Check Availability

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