Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Cherry laurel

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Plant details

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.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: laurocerasus

Cultivar: Otto Luyken

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 100cm

Spread: 150cm

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