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Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica' (Cherry laurel 'Caucasica' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica'

Other names

Cherry laurel 'Caucasica'

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Variety or Cultivar

'Caucasica' _ 'Caucasica' is an upright, dense, evergreen shrub, becoming spreading with age, with oblong, glossy dark green leaves and short, erect racemes of cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers in spring followed by red fruit that ripen to black.


Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Dense, Spreading, Upright

Toxicity

Leaves and fruit may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Leaves should not be burnt.

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Vine weevil , Cherry black fly Leaf mining moths , Vine weevil , Cherry black fly

Powdery mildew , Silver leaf Powdery mildew , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 1 - Prune in midsummer in areas whre silver leaf is prevalent.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica' (Cherry laurel 'Caucasica' ) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Grown in moist, free-draining, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. May become chlorotic on shallow, chalky soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica'

Other names

Cherry laurel 'Caucasica'

Genus

Prunus Prunus

Variety or Cultivar

'Caucasica' _ 'Caucasica' is an upright, dense, evergreen shrub, becoming spreading with age, with oblong, glossy dark green leaves and short, erect racemes of cup-shaped, fragrant white flowers in spring followed by red fruit that ripen to black.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Dense, Spreading, Upright

Toxicity

Leaves and fruit may cause severe discomfort if ingested. Leaves should not be burnt.


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leaf mining moths , Vine weevil , Cherry black fly

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew , Silver leaf

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 1 - Prune in midsummer in areas whre silver leaf is prevalent.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica' (Cherry laurel 'Caucasica' ) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Woodland

Cultivation

Grown in moist, free-draining, moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. May become chlorotic on shallow, chalky soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Limiting growth of Prunus laurocerasus 'Caucasica'

Hello,I've just bought this plant to screen our wheely bins, and now realise it will probably grow too large if left to itself. Will I be able to keep it the size I want by annual trimming, or would… read more

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