Cherry laurel is a shrub equally attractive the’was that’winter.
It offers a beautiful bloom in spring and beautiful bays in’fall.
In short, that’you should know:
Name : Prunus laurocerasus
Family : Rosaceae
Type: Shrub, laurel
Height : 1 to 4 m
Exposure : Sunlight shadow
Foliage : Evergreen
Planting of cherry laurel:
Cherry laurel can be planted for’October to March with a preference for’fall to promote’rooting before’winter.
If you plant in spring, it will provide a regular watering in the beginning.
- The Cherry Laurel prefers sunny situations but tolerates light shade.
- Dig a hole about 80 cm deep by 60 cm in diameter.
- Mix the soil of your garden with loam Type plantation.
- Ask the cherry laurel so that the base of the trunk to be slightly above the ground.
- Fill with the mixture of soil and compost.
- Water and tamp lightly.
- Watering again
Cherry laurel hedge:
Cherry laurel is a shrub especially suitable for the formation of evergreen hedges.
In hedge, separate each foot’at least 80 cm to 1 m.
- See our advice planting shrubs
Pruning and maintenance of cherry laurel:
Easy’maintenance, robust and vigorous, the cherry laurel requires little care, especially when’it is installed.
Cherry laurel is a shrub that size easily, especially if it is a hedge.
- Prune in spring and / or the’fall.
- Find our tips well prune shrubs
Pests and diseases that affect the Cherry Laurel
Although considered the’one of the most vigorous shrubs and more resistant to disease, cherry laurel may have some weaknesses, particularly in dealing with parasites.
Attacks of aphids can be found and possibly scale insects but c’is quite rare and the consequences are often limited.
The cherry laurel is more subject to’mildew and verticillium piercing (Verticillium albo-atrum).
- You shall treat the’powdery mildew on preventative with Bordeaux mixture.
As for verticillium wilt (Verticillium), the leaves of the cherry laurel brown, dry and fall off.
- You must remove and destroy the affected parts of the cherry laurel.
- Possibly destroy’s around the bush’he s’is d’a hedge to avoid contaminating the rest of the cherry laurel
- Then treat with a fungicide.
Namely the cherry laurel:
Laurel Cherry that’also called Prunus often has more than 200 species.
It is rustic and s’perfectly adapted to the creation of hedge for it's outstanding’opacity, dark green and white flowers very characteristic.
He is one of shrub rapid growth and can reach nearly 5 meters high with’adulthood. If you are afraid that’it becomes too big, go for dwarf varieties, there are also a number.
For growing cherry laurel pot, it will be essential to opt for ‘one of these dwarf varieties like ‘Otto Luycken’, ‘Mount vernon’ or ‘Piri’.
Cherry laurel is often called palm bay, probably because of its large leathery leaves.
Cherry laurel toxicity:
According to the poison control center, cherry laurel has some toxicity, especially for animals that may’ingest the leaves, berries or branches.
Indeed, the cherry laurel releases of cyanide which can be at’origin’fatal poisonings in herbivores. Should also be avoided as cattle, sheep, goats or horses eat cherry laurel.
If’massive ingestion, you should contact your veterinarian, without waiting for the 1st clinical signs.
Council clever to cherry laurel:
Promote size late in the season so as not to alter the spring bloom.
- The hedge best defense against diseases but also, d‘Other shrubs very decorative berries.
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