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Prunus laurocerasus 'Zabeliana'

Cherry laurel

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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour






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photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (15091)

Plant details

Only shallow chalk deters this robust and reliable evergreen species, which can be kept as a medium-sized shrub or allowed to develop slowly into a shapely branching tree. Compact, even low-growing varieties, such as willow-leafed 'Zabeliana', are available for various uses in the garden, while the species is usually planted to make a large hedge, screen or windbreak. 'Zabeliana' is excellent for ground cover, even under trees where it is unharmed by rain drips, and makes an attractive specimen shrub at the edge of a large border.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Prunus

Species: laurocerasus

Cultivar: Zabeliana

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: 250cm

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