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Prunus Laurocerasus Otto Luyken

  • Hesse Nurseries

‘Otto Luyken’ is a compact cultivar of English Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus. Generally 3-4 feet tall and 6-8 feet wide, it can grow larger over time. The foliage is shorter, narrower, and darker green. Creamy, flowers in upright clusters appear mid-Spring. The flowers are very aromatic, some would say powerful…Drupes -the ‘cherries’-appear shortly after, and are relished by wildlife.
Prefers moist, well-drained, soil in full to partial sun. Appreciates hottest sun relief in the warmest climates. Will not tolerate poorly drained soils.
Wildlife & pollinator friendly.

  • Common Name 'Otto Luyken' Cherry Laurel
  • Variety Otto Luyken
  • Zone Zone 6
  • Mature Size 6'H x 8'W
  • Bloom Time April-May
  • Plant Type Evergreen Shrub
  • Flower Color White