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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
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Other common names
cherry laurel 'Rotundifolia'
Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark
'Rotundifolia' is vigorous, bushy and upright in habit, reaching a height of 5m. Oblong, glossy leaves are twisted around upon themselves, and are pale green beneath. Cup-shaped fragrant white flowers in upright racemes 5-12cm long in mid and late spring are followed by cherry-like red fruits, ripening to black
Toxicity Leaves and fruits may be harmful if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Grow in any well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or part shade, excellent for hedging but may become chlorotic in shallow chalk soil
Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to autumn or hardwood cuttings from late autumn to late winter
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Hedging & Screens
Coastal Cottage & Informal Garden Architectural
Pruning Pruning group 8, prune evergreen hedges in late spring or early summer
Pests Leaves may be damaged by vine weevil and leaf mining moths
May be susceptible to honey fungus and laurel leaf diseases
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cherry laurel 'Rotundifolia'
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