Cherry Laurel- Prunus caroliniana, fast growing tree-Zone 7Rosaceae Cherry Laurel or Laurel Cherry, Carolina Cherry Laurel, Mock
Orange, Carolina Cherry, Wild Peach is a large evergreen shrub or small
tree with dark glossy green leaves. It grows in deep, moist but well-drained
bottomlands in southeast Texas. It is a fast-growing small tree, to 35 to 40
feet, that casts dense shade. With age the bark becomes almost black. Cherry
laurel is frequently planted as an evergreen screen in East Texas; it requires
maintenance to keep as a hedge.
Potentially poisonous if eaten.
Sun partial sun shade
Color: tiny creamy white
Characteristics: poisonous black drupe
Height: 15 to 40 ft. Width:
10 to 35 ft.
Evergreen, high medium,
USDA Hardiness Zone: 7