Cherry LaurelScientific Name: Prunus caroliniana
SIZE & GROWTH RATEAverage Growth Rate is 1.5 Feet Per Year
Mature Size 20' Tall x 15' Wide
LIGHT NEEDSFull Sun or Partial Shade
DECIDUOUS OR EVERGREENEvergreen
ACORNS?No it doesn't have acorns
COLORDeep green foliage year round
SPECIAL FEATURESHigh Deer Resistance
Birds Love the Berry Fruit.
Recommended for Privacy Screening
The Cherry Laurel is a handsome pyramidal shaped evergreen tree that is often used for privacy screening. With smooth dark green leaves and a dark brown colored bark it makes for the perfect backdrop for landscapes. Inconspicuous greenish-white flowers about 3/16” wide appear in clusters for a short time in the spring for pollination, followed by blue colored berries in the Winter. Many species of birds enjoy the berries including songbirds and gamebirds. Inconspicuous greenish-yellow flowers appear for a short time in the spring for pollination. They can adapt to many soil types from sand to well drained clay soils, and they can handle full sun, to partial shade.
Common Names: Cherry Laurel, Carolina Cherry Laurel, Laurel Cherry, Carolina Laurel Cherry