Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Cherry laurel

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
  • Common name: Cherry laurel
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 1m

Spread: 1.5m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Cherry laurel, Prunus laurocerasus, is a dense evergreen shrub with large glossy green leaves, typically used for hedging.

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ is a compact cherry laurel, suitable for growing in a range of situations, including shade. In summer it bears fruits that resemble cherries, turning from red to black as they mature. Its leaves are shiny and dark green, creating a low, dense cover.

Grow Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’ in moist but well-drained soil in sun or shade. Prune established plants annually in spring or summer.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade, Full shade
  • Aspect: North facing, East facing, South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Harmful if ingested, Purgative if ingested

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