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'Otto Luyken' Laurel - Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' (latin)

Area of origin: Asia, Iran.
Adult dimensions: Height: Up to 1.5 meters (4.9'). Spread: Up to 2 meters (6.6').
Foliage: Evergreen.
Soil: All soil except chalky.
Hardiness: Frost hardy up to -20°C, prefers humid atmospheres.
Position: Full sun

Properties and uses:
The 'Otto Luyken' Laurel flowers at the beginning of summer and produces bunches of small, white, delicately perfumed flowers. For the pleasure of everyone, it re-flowers in the autumn. Its dark green leaves are narrow and stand erect.
The 'Otto luyken' Laurel is used on grounds and in gardens to create flowerbeds or low hedges.

List of Laurels:
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis), small scented greeny yellow flowers, dislikes chalky soil
Common Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'), bright green foliage, clusters of white flowers, can be used in hedges, dislikes chalky soil
Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica), shiny green foliage, white flowers in June, can be used in hedges

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