Trees by Genus

Genus 'Prunus'

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Prunus 'Accolade'
Prunus 'Amanogawa'
Prunus americana
Prunus armeniaca
Prunus avium
Prunus avium cv. 'Plena'
Prunus cerasifera
Prunus cerasifera cv. 'Pissardii'
Prunus domestica
Prunus dulcis
Prunus 'Hillieri'
Prunus 'Hokusai'
Prunus ilicifolia
Prunus 'Kanzan'
Prunus laurocerasus
Prunus lusitanica
Prunus maackii
Prunus mahaleb
Prunus 'Mikurama-gaeshi'
Prunus padus
Prunus padus cv. 'Plena'
Prunus padus cv. 'Watereri'
Prunus pensylvanica
Prunus persica
Prunus 'Pink Perfection'
Prunus sargentii
Prunus serotina
Prunus serrula
Prunus serrulata
Prunus 'Shirofugen'
Prunus 'Shirotae'
Prunus spinosa
Prunus subhirtella
Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
Prunus 'Tai-Haku'
Prunus 'Ukon'
Prunus virginiana
Prunus x yedoensis

Prunus laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel)

Prunus laurocerasus

Native: Eastern Europe near the Caspian Sea

Location: Cultivated throughout Europe from the 16th and 17 Centuries onwards as an ornamental.

Shrub. Height to over 6m. Many cultivated varieties are available with different growth habits, leaf sizes and colours.


Leaves are glossy green and leathery with a few minute teeth on the edges.


Prunus laurocerasus

Flowers open in April, each about 0.8cm across in spikes 7.5-12.25cm long.


Prunus laurocerasus

Fruits are about 1.2cm long, ripening to black from green and red in September.