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05-14-2002, 02:21 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, 04:07 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.
05-14-2002, 04:15 PM
Yeah, they're about 3.75" long and 1.5" wide. Laurel, eh? I'll look it up.
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, 10:30 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, 10:35 PM
I agree with everyone else -- Cherry Laurel.
05-14-2002, 11:17 PM
Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help. :)
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