Posted: 08/06/2015 at 09:51
I think they're just standard Prunus laurocerasus Angie. Mine often drop the fruits at the green stage.
Why don't some of us like them?
For me, too big and lacking in elegance. Can be pruned back, but look awful for weeks afterwards. A tendency for the odd branch to go yellow and die back, causing further die back after removal. Branches get very top heavy and break off in heavy snow if we get any. And last week the wind ripped a large branch apart and into another which will result in the whole thing being cut back to base when we get round to it