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Name this shrub ?

Posted by alexavd 7A (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 19:54

Is it a laurel? That would be my best guess, but I don't know enough about laurels to know for sure. This is evergreen, the picture was taken early February. It's one shrub in a row making a tall hedge. Thanks!

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'

A very hardy and tough broadleafed evergreen -- and a great choice for zone 7 and the Mid-Atlantic. It does need extra moisture during droughts though.

'Schipkaensis' tends to grow tall (up to maybe 8 to 10 feet) and somewhat narrow and is often used for screening and hedges. It can take shearing well.

Even after this winter it has not shown any leaf burn.

RE: Name this shrub ?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 17, 14 at 18:55

Yes: Prunus laurocerasus.

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