Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Lukyen


Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Lukyen, Cherry Laurel, Laurel. A compact, bushy evergreen shrub with glossy narrow green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Max Height 1m. Max Spread 1.5m. Flowers April to May. Fruits June. Seed kernels harmful if eaten. Can be used for hedging or as a specimen shrub.


* Also available as a Ball Top Ornamental, select below *


Plant in moist acidic well drained soil. Full Sun, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.