Prunus laurocerasus 'Mt. Vernon'
Common name: 
Mt. Vernon Laurel
Pronunciation: 
PROO-nus lar-o-ser-A-sus
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Evergreen shrub/ground cover, dwarf form, compact, to about 3 ft (90 cm) high, glossy dark green leaves.  Some report that the leaves are full-size like those of the species (i.e., 5-15 cm x 2.5-7 cm), but others say they are similar to those of ‘Otto Luyken’ (i.e., about 10 x 2.5 cm).  If this is the case, then obviously more than a single clone is sold under this name.
  • Sun to part shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 6      
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: parking lot at 27th St. and Orchard Ave.
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