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Cherrylaurel Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'

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Description

A popular cultivar, 'Schipkaensis' is a spreading shrub or small tree that prefers well-drained high organic matter soil in the full sun to partial shade.  It tolerates pruning and shade well.  It would make an excellent specimen or plant in small groups or even mass plant for screen or privacy hedge.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems:  No serious problems.

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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#fragrant#evergreen#fragrant flowers#white flowers#hedges#privacy#dense#screening#black fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Prunus
    Species:
    laurocerasus
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 5 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 25 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Tree
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    12-24 feet
    24-60 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Black drupe .5" long that appears in early summer and matures mid-summer.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Racemes of white fragrant flowers 2"-5" long
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green narrow leaves 2"-6" long alternate, simple, obovate, tiny serrations on the margins. At the leaf base there are 1 to 2 glands.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Screen/Privacy
    Small groups
    Specimen