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Compact Cherry Laurel
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- An ideal evergreen hedge
- Drought tolerant once established
- Deer resistant
About This Plant
Up to 144 inches
Up to 96 inches
Flowering, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Fragrant
Tolerates Heat. Tolerates Wind. Tolerates Shearing. Bird Friendly. Deer Resistant.
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionCan be sheared to shape of choice or grown as a tiny tree. Feed with fertilizer before new growing season. Shearing frequently reduces flower and fruit growth.
Effort of Care
This plant will do well in conditions ranging from partial shade to full sun
Water thoroughly when growing and occasionally when mature
Disease and Pests
Prone to leaf spot
USDA Hardiness Zone