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Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

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Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

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Dwarf Variety

Botanical Name

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

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The Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel is a dwarf form of the regular cherry laurel, idea for smaller gardens, or where you want a smaller specimen or hedge. It will grow 3 to 4 feet tall and may eventually reach 10 feet if unclipped, and will spread 6 to 8 feet wide. It has much smaller leaves than the common cherry laurel, just 1 inch wide and up to 4 inches long, so the plant has a much more delicate appearance and fits much better into smaller gardens. If left unclipped it will produce attractive upright spikes of fragrant flowers 4 inches tall in spring. It makes an ideal plant for a low, easy-care hedge, or as part of the foundation planting around your house, especially for the shady corners.

  • Easily-grown dwarf evergreen shrub
  • Attractive glossy leaves are small and evergreen
  • Grows well in any conditions, including urban areas
  • Can be clipped into hedges and screens
  • Drought, shade and deer resistant

Plant your Otto Luyken Cherry Laurel in a sunny or shady spot, in any kind of soil. It will grow most rapidly in richer, moist soil, but established plants are very drought resistant. It has no pests or diseases and is not even eaten by deer. It can be clipped into a hedge that will quickly separate one part of your garden from another with a neat, glossy plant that always looks great, no matter what season it is. For low-maintenance gardens this is an ideal choice.