AKA: Skip Laurel, Cherry Laurel
Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis'
- Plant Type
- Shade Grade
- Light Requirement
- Part Shade
- Back Yard
rapid growing rounded evergreen broadleaf shrub. Height 6 to 12 feet, spread 6 to 12 feet. White flowers, black cherry like fruit.
05/2022: Planted one 5 gallon at corner of neighbor's fence, between viburnum and wax myrtles.
I’m still unclear whether a Schipka laurel is the same as a cherry laurel, but anyhow the nursery tag said this would produce black cherry-like fruit. Win for the birds but perhaps not the fence? Hopefully it’s far enough away to prevent staining at least for a few years! I went with this shrub as it’s supposed to perform well in shade, and may not be as vigorous as English laurel.