Hello, On 12/2/2012, I took these photos of an evergreen shrub/plant (outdoors) in Millburn, NJ, and would like to know if anyone would please identify it? Thank you.
Botanical: Laurus nobilis
Family: Lauraceae (laurel)
Other common names: Sweet Laurel, Roman Laurel, Grecian Laurel, Wreath Laurel, Bay Laurel, Daphne, Indian Bay, Sweet Bay, True Laurel
i dont know.. lol
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Yes - as bboy says, Prunus laurocerasus, aka cherry laurel.
Ken, my US meteorology is sketchy but would bay survive outside in New Jersey?
hey flora.. how the heck do i know.. i havent seen one in my life..
i have just been reading Roman historical novels.. and on a whim.. i WAG'd laurel .. lol ... if bboy is right.. who who really ever doubts him ... the muse struck me .. lol ...
but why .. in my first reply.. is a laurel.. called a daphne???
I have them happy and growing in what is left of my garden after Sandy. Does that help you?
whaisname - bay or cherry laurel?
In my inexpert opinion........cherry
Northern NJ is (now) zone 7, I think. We generally get down to 0 at least once or twice a winter and spend a couple months with at least part of the day below freezing. I don't think Bay would survive outside here. Parts of Long Island are a little milder, I guess. Cherry Laurel does OK here, I think. Although it's not real common.
Laurel is one of those old names that get applied to just about anything with evergreen leaves - I just looked in Hortus out of curiosity and 'Laurel' is part of the common name of something like 35 different plants.