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Is this Laurel (and is it hardy?)

I found this lurking in a bit of wasteland next to my garden. It’s a large round bush perhaps 15 to 20 foot in diameter. Can someone tell me if it’s Laurel? (its Growing well in Glasgow so it’s definitely hardy!). image

Many thanks

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  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,551

    Definitely Prunus laurocerasus cherry laurel. A plant which I find OK when growing on its own, but I hate a hedge made of it.

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Haha image, very good Micro-kid.  Yes it is a cherry laurel, and can take a hard prune if it's getting too big for it's boots.

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1541

  • Many thanks Papi Jo and Kitty 2 for the quick answers ?

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 15,760

    It roots very easily if you want to do cuttings, or leave it on the ground after pruning and it will root.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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