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Prunus caroliniana

Carolina Laurel Cherry

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Prunus caroliniana
Principal Common Name Carolina Laurel Cherry
Common Name(s)
Synonym
Description A glossy green evergreen shrub or small tree with fragrant white flowers and followed by black fruit.
General Comments Although this plant can tolerates desert heat does need some protection from the hottest sun.
Origin
Nativity North America
Height Range 20 - 30 FT
Spread Range 15 - 25 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Bright Green
Leaf Texture Glossy
Form Shrub
Flower Color Creamy White
Flower Time Spring : Winter
Months
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Heavy : Medium
Outstanding Features Flower : Foliage : Form : Fragrance : Heat Tolerant

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