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Carolina Laurel

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Carolina Laurel is grown as an evergreen shrub or tree standard, favored for its shiny green foliage. However, the flower and fruit litter is a problem in paved areas, and it may reseed unwantedly. It withstands heat, dryness and wind, and is quite durable once established. Variety Compacta generally grows 8-10' tall. It may require regularly scheduled light top-trimming (but not necessarily shearing) of vigorous top shoots to maintain its height below 25'. Native to Southeastern United States.

  • Specifics
Plant Type: 
Evergreen Tree
Plant Subtype: 
Shurbs
Foliage Color: 
Green
Flower Color: 
White
Bloom Time: 
Spring
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 
7 - 10
Height: 
8 - 10 feet