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PRUNUS laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
Cherry Laurel, Laurel


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:: Rosaceae :: PRUNUS :: laurocerasus :: 'Otto Luyken'
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Main asset

Often used to form hedges or evergreen monospecific shrub beds, pruned or not.


Hedges or low bank plant, supporting urban conditions

A low growth cherry laurel with a compact habit, very dense. Narrow glossy dark green leaves, arranged rather vertically.

Abundant flowering in April-May, sometimes reblooming in the end of summer, followed by black berries in late summer.

  • Uses: container, ground-cover, low hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 1 m x 1.50 m (3 ft x 5 ft)
  • Growth: slow to medium
  • Flowering period: April-May
  • Époque de fructification : end of summer

Shape and colours:

  • Foliage shape: oblong
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: clusters
  • Flowers colour: white
  • Forme des fruits : berries
  • Couleur des fruits : black


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 20 °C (-4 °F - USDA zone 6b)