Prunus laurocerasus 'Mt. Vernon'
Mt. Vernon Laurel
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- 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.