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.
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