Prunus laurocerasus 'Zabeliana'
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Evergreen shrub, 5 ft (1.5 m) x 12-20 ft (3.7-6 m), dense, branches tend toward horizontal. Leaves alternate, simple, willow-like, narrow margin entire except for a few small teeth near the tip, displayed more or less perpendicular to the stem. Flowers freely. Fruit black, round, about 1 cm.
- Sun to part shade, may not take pruning as well as ‘Otto Luyken’
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 Introduced in Germany in 1898. Similar to ‘Schipkaensis’, whose leaves may show a few teeth near the apex, whereas those of ‘Zabeliana’ are entire.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest of Withycombe Hall, along 30th St.