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Plant ID needed

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by CSRA Landscaping, May 14, 2002.

  1. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    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.

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  2. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    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.
     
  3. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    Yeah, they're about 3.75" long and 1.5" wide. Laurel, eh? I'll look it up.
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,774

    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.
     
  5. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    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.

    Bob
     
  6. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    I agree with everyone else -- Cherry Laurel.
     
  7. CSRA Landscaping

    CSRA Landscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,232

    Thanks everyone, I appreciate the help. :)
     

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