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CHERRY LAUREL Carolina Cherry

Prunus caroliniana         (PROO-nus ka-ro-lin-ee-AH-nah)            

Evergreen        Sun or shade                 Height 25 feet      Spread 15 feet                Spacing 8 - 15 feet


HABIT:  Upright bushy growth, can be trimmed into tree form. White flowers along stems in spring. ‘Bright and Tight’ is an improved compact cultivar.

CULTURE:        Will grow in any soil but is not long-lived.

USES:              Evergreen screen, small ornamental.

PROBLEMS:     Borers, cotton root rot, crown gall, chlorosis, and ice storms.

NOTES:            There are much better choices. Native eastern USA to Texas

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