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Prunus laurocerasus ‘Otto Luyken’

Cherry laurel

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

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Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

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Plant does not fruit in February

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Plant does fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

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Plant does not fruit in December

  • Botanical name: Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
  • Common name: Cherry laurel
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Evergreen
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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

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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.

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

How to grow Prunus 'Otto Luyken'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade, full shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Fruits
Fruits

Plant does not fruit in January

Plant does not fruit in February

Plant does not fruit in March

Plant does not fruit in April

Plant does not fruit in May

Plant does fruit in June

Plant does fruit in July

Plant does not fruit in August

Plant does not fruit in September

Plant does not fruit in October

Plant does not fruit in November

Plant does not fruit in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do Prune in May

Do Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Prunus 'Otto Luyken' and wildlife

Prunus 'Otto Luyken' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Prunus 'Otto Luyken' poisonous?

Prunus 'Otto Luyken' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People