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Compact Cherry Laurel

Prunus caroliniana 'Compacta'
This dwarf variety of Cherry Laurel features a compact look with branches closer together. Its fragrant green foliage has a textured wave. Beautiful white flowers in the spring transition to inedible black berries towards the end of the season.
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Quick Facts

  • An ideal evergreen hedge
  • Drought tolerant once established
  • Deer resistant

Details

This dwarf variety of Cherry Laurel features a compact look with branches closer together. Its fragrant green foliage has a textured wave. Beautiful white flowers in the spring transition to inedible black berries towards the end of the season.

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About This Plant

Type

Shrubs

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Flowering

Mature Height

Up to 144 inches

Mature Width

Up to 96 inches

Landscape Uses

Flowering, Hedges & Privacy, Patio & Containers, Fragrant

Features

Tolerates Heat. Tolerates Wind. Tolerates Shearing. Bird Friendly. Deer Resistant.

Seasonality

Leaf Lifespan

Evergreen

Leaf Time of Year

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Life Cycle

Perennial

Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Bloom Color

White

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
If 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 Description
Can 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

Low

Soil Type

Average, Well-drained

Growth Rate

Moderate

Light Needs

This plant will do well in conditions ranging from partial shade to full sun

Water Needs

Water thoroughly when growing and occasionally when mature

Disease and Pests

Prone to leaf spot

USDA Hardiness Zone

7

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