Prunus laurocerasus

English Laurel

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Bush

Mature Height & Spread: 15-30' x 15-30'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Asia, Europe

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water, Low Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Spring, Summer

Special Features: Attracts Birds/Butterflies / Drought Resistant / Screen / Seacoast Conditions / Shade Tolerant

Container Sizes: #5, #15, #20, 24" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 4-9, 14-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

A Bit More

A popular hedge in parks and home landscapes, Prunus laurocerasus or the English Laurel stands 15’-30’ tall (or taller over time) and as wide. With a dense growth of large, glossy leaves of medium green, this shrub/tree casts dense shade and is often pruned or sheared. Not to be confused with a true laurel (Laurus nobilis), the English laurel is not edible—its leaves, twigs and berries are poisonous. A native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, the English Laurel is cold hardy to -5° F and is also tolerant of shade and drought. Clusters of fragrant white flowers bloom in spring.

A Bit More

A popular hedge in parks and home landscapes, Prunus laurocerasus or the English Laurel stands 15’-30’ tall (or taller over time) and as wide. With a dense growth of large, glossy leaves of medium green, this shrub/tree casts dense shade and is often pruned or sheared. Not to be confused with a true laurel (Laurus nobilis), the English laurel is not edible—its leaves, twigs and berries are poisonous. A native to southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, the English Laurel is cold hardy to -5° F and is also tolerant of shade and drought. Clusters of fragrant white flowers bloom in spring.