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Carolina Cherry Laurel Plant Prunus caroliniana 5 Gallon Size

Carolina Cherry Laurel Plant Prunus caroliniana 5 Gallon Size

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Carolina Cherry Laurel Plant Prunus caroliniana

Carolina cherry laurel is a popular evergreen shrub, and it’s an excellent choice for hedges and privacy screens. The plant’s best features are its attractive densely growing foliage and showy flowers. Carolina cherry laurel plants are identified by shiny green lance-shaped leaves, attractive white flowers, and black berries in the fall. Both the leaves and flowers produce a pleasant fragrance. The leaves, when crushed, have an odor something similar to maraschino cherries. However, don’t eat any part of this plant as it contains high concentrations of prussic acid (cyanide) and can be poisonous if ingested.

Carolina cherry laurel has many uses in the garden landscape. But most gardeners prize this dense shrub as an evergreen privacy hedge or windbreak. Additionally, you can plant a Carolina cherry laurel as a foundation planting, border shrub, or specimen plant.

Another reason why this cherry laurel variety is so popular is due to its low-maintenance characteristics. The Carolina cherry laurel is a hardy plant that performs well in full sun to part shade. And even full shade isn’t detrimental to its growth. The plant tolerates most soils and conditions. All you need is some light pruning once a year to maintain an informal evergreen hedge in your front or backyard.

Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 3 to 4 feet  in height with well-developed roots. These have been growing in 5 gallon containers.  

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