Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tulsa Plant Care: English Laurel/Otto Luyken

English Laurel is a lovely soft evergreen, used extensively in the Tulsa Landscaping. Informal is its best use, but can be trimmed to facilitate a more formal bed. Tolerates shade and does well in a sunny location with a good sprinkler system. Nice plant for layering with Azaleas and other holly, and is great as a foundation shrub. Perennials look fantastic layered in the foreground. 

Plant type: Shrub
USDA Hardiness Zones: 05b to 08b
Height: 48" to 72"
Spread: 72" to 120"
Exposure: shade to full sun
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Early spring, Late spring, Mid spring
Leaf Color: Green
Growth Rate: average
Moisture: moist
Soil Condition: Acidic, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline, Well drained
Form: Rounded
Landscape Uses:
Border, Erosion control, Foundation, Hedge, Massing, Superior hedge, Specimen, Woodland garden