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CSRA Landscaping
05-14-2002, 03:21 PM
What is the name of this plant? It's a medium-sized shrub, evergreen. I saw it yesterday when I was giving a quote for a clean-up and I wasn't sure what it was.

05-14-2002, 05:07 PM
How long are those leaves? The pic is nice but has nothing to determine lenth/width of the leaf. Looks like it could be some type of Laurel. We have a few schip laurels around here and a few other varieties as well. They have the same shape and leaves are from 2-3" longe and 1-1.5" wide.

CSRA Landscaping
05-14-2002, 05:15 PM
Yeah, they're about 3.75" long and 1.5" wide. Laurel, eh? I'll look it up.

05-14-2002, 07:40 PM
It looks like Prunus laurocerasus, Cherry Laurel. They are blooming with white spikes of flowers in nurseries in my area right now. It is a very nice plant that seems to be on the rise in popularity in my area.
It is actually an evergreen cherry and not a true laurel.

05-14-2002, 11:30 PM
If they survive in your hardiness zone, the "Otoo Luyken" variety are very dense and the flowering clusters do look good in the spring. They are a hardy plant and spread more in width than height. A good sized specimen may grow to 4' in height and 6' in width in 10-12 years.


05-14-2002, 11:35 PM
I agree with everyone else -- Cherry Laurel.

CSRA Landscaping
05-15-2002, 12:17 AM
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help. :)