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