What is this?

Catbee2Catbee2 Posts: 25

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Can anyone tell me what this is please? Expect it is common. Seen used as a fairly dense evergreen hedge.  Flower spikes very frangrant in May.

What a "blooming June"!

 

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  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    Laurel

  • Catbee2Catbee2 Posts: 25

    What type?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,247

    Bigger picture of the whole plant will tell us whether it's basic laurel, Prunus laurocerasus or one of it's cultivars. 

  • god i hate laurels they're like weeds image

  • Catbee2Catbee2 Posts: 25

    Haven't got pic of whole plant when seen. leaves looked smaller than other laurels I've seen and darker green.  Whole plants were about 5' - 6' high and 3' - 4' across. not totally upright - some slightly drooping stems. Flower spikes about 6".  Have Googled but I can't see one that looks the same

  • Catbee2Catbee2 Posts: 25

    I thought the same Daisyheadcase until I smelt this one!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,247

    There are lots of cultivars Catbee. If you google 'Prunus laurocerasus cultivars' you should find a list. 

    I don't hate laurels totally like daisy but after a few nice green years in my soil they're past their best and yellowing, then some leaves go brown, then I cut those branches off and some more dies back so I cut right down to the ground and another nice bush appears fora few years and so it goes on.

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