Cherry Laurel ( Prunus laurocerasus )
Shrub/Tree, broadleaf evergreen, broad spreading
Height : .75m to 3.46m included
Origin : Eastern Europe, Western Asia
Environment : plains and hill forests, in full or partial sun
Climate : mild
The Cherry Laurel is the most popular hedge species in many parts of Europe, but is now enjoining a large popularity worldwide, due to it’s ability to endure even the most severe pruning. It is a rustic species native of temperate mild areas but which can also stand night frost in the winter. All parts of the plants are deadly toxic for human because they contain Prussic acid. Birds, instead, are able to eat safely the abundant fruits.