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Prunus caroliniana (Cherry Laurel, Compact)

Cherry Laurel, Compact

Prunus caroliniana 'Compacta'

The Cherry Laurel species is native to East Texas where it thrives with the regular rainfall and acidic soils. It tolerates heat, drought, and wind so well, that it is utilized nearly anywhere Texas. 


‘Compacta’ is a cultivar with more compact growth habit, smaller leaf size, and a maturing at half the size of the regular Cherry Laurel. The small bright-green leaves have the odor of maraschino cherries when crushed, and are toxic. Fragrant white flowers cover the branches in the early spring, easily attracting butterflies and bees. They are followed by small black cherry fruits that only wildlife can enjoy, as they are poisonous to us as well.


Compact Cherry Laurel responds well to pruning, and often is sheared into cone shapes to keep its compact form.  

Small Evergreen Tree
Hedge
Screen

Flower Color:

White

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Height

10- Feet

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Spread

8- Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Prunus caroliniana 'Compacta'

Interesting Notes

Leaves, twigs, and stems are toxic if ingested.


USDA Hardiness Zone 7b

Available Sizes:

Item Description
CHE-COM-24B CHERRY LAUREL, COMPACT View Current Crop Photo
CHE-COM-30 CHERRY LAUREL, COMPACT View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Low
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Evergreen
Water Needs
Low