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Prunus caroliniana (Carolina cherry laurel)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Prunus caroliniana PREW-nus kare-oh-lin-ee-AY-nah Common Name: Carolina cherry laurel Genus: Prunus
Carolina cherry laurel is an evergreen shrub or small tree with shiny green leaves and bowl-shaped, fragrant white flowers borne in dense clusters in spring. The fruit is lustrous, cherry-like, and black.
Noteworthy characteristics: Useful for hedging and screening. Can become weedy.
Care: Grow in any moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in mid-summer. Bud cultivars in summer or graft in early spring.
Problems: Caterpillars, borers, scale insects, aphids, leaf hoppers, nematode, and eriophyid mites. Crown gall, mushroom root rot, canker, dieback, lesions, fireblight, leaf curl, powdery mildew, mosaic and ringspot viruses.
Height 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Spring
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Hedge, Screening
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest
Type Shrubs

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