Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
Otto Luyken's Laurel
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen shrub, 5 ft (1.5 m) tall, spread of 10 ft (3 m), upright stems, compact; often sheared. Leaves alternate, simple, 10 cm long about 2.5 cm wide, dark green, margin entire except for a few small teeth near the tip, point up and away from the stem. Buds green. Flowers heavily, but briefly, in spring or summer. Fruit black, round, about 1 cm.
- Sun to part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Introduced in 1968 by a nursery in Hanover, Germany.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: in the parking lot behind Cordley Hall, near loading dock.