Carolina Cherry Laurel | Drought Tolerant Trees
The Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana), also known as the Bright N Tight Cherry Laurel, flourishes in continuous direct sun exposure once established and create a densely green pyramid shaped top. The leaves are evergreen, lustrous and dark, held on brown thornless stems, which exude the scent of maraschino cherries when broken. Carolina Cherry trees have rapid growth and produce seasonal spring white flowers.
Well drained soil
Full sun to full shade
12-36 inches per season
Showy, fragrant, white
Pest & Disease
Susceptible to Mites, Borer and Caterpillars, Leaf Spot, Fire Blight and Canker
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