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Genolia Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Mariblon'

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Genolia Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Mariblon') at Rutgers Landscape & Nursery

Genolia Cherry Laurel flowers

Genolia Cherry Laurel flowers

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Height:  12 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  English Laurel, Common Laurel

Description:

This handsome variety is known for its erect, columnar habit, needing only light pruning; flowers and fruit are not very abundant; dense dark green foliage on strong branches makes this one a great choice for narrow hedges or screens

Ornamental Features

Genolia Cherry Laurel has attractive dark green foliage which emerges light green in spring. The glossy pointy leaves are highly ornamental and remain dark green throughout the winter. It features subtle racemes of fragrant white flowers rising above the foliage in mid spring. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Genolia Cherry Laurel is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Genolia Cherry Laurel is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use
  • Windbreaks and Shelterbelts

Planting & Growing

Genolia Cherry Laurel will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Screening  Garden  Windbreak 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features


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