Native to Central Asia, Prunus laurocerasus Caucasica or Cherry Laurel Caucasica is an evergreen shrub perfect for creating a dense and bushy hedge. Its dark green lacquered foliage and white spring bloom make it a year-round interest. Rapidly growing shrub (40 to 60 cm per year), hardy down to -15 ° C, robust and easy to maintain, it can reach 3 to 4 m in height in adulthood for a width of 2, 50 m but It supports pruning very well. Once a year is enough.
The leaves of Cherry Laurel Caucasica are long and narrow, with smooth edges, of a beautiful dark green, shiny on the top, duller on the reverse. Young shoots are paler. In April-May, spikes of small, simple, white, fragrant and honey-bearing flowers appear, attracting foraging insects. They are followed by red fruits turning black, inedible but very popular with birds.
Prunus laurocerasus Caucasica accepts any type of well-drained soil and any location. It is resistant to drought and pollution. To highlight the shine of its foliage, install it preferably in the sun.
Cherry Laurel Caucasica turns out to be an excellent choice for the creation of your evergreen hedges, its glazed leaves offering you a screen of greenery all year round.