Laurel Otto Luyken
Laurel Otto Luyken is a compact species of laurel hedge plants. It has narrow, glossy, dark-green foliage and is suitable for low growing. This broad-leaved cherry laurel grows well in all types of soil and can grow both in the shade and sun.
The plant grows until about 1 meter, which makes it a great hedge plant for delicate low hedges such as in your front yard. The plant produces white, fragrant flowers in spring, followed by a second flower in autumn, after which berries form on the large cherry orchard. Being a slow-growing plant, Laurel Otto Luyken only needs to be pruned once a year.
Care & Advice
Laurel Otto Luyken is a broadleaf evergreen grown throughout the U.S. Aside from being used as a hedge, it can also be used as a street tree or shade tree. This plant is native to Europe and Iran and attracts a wide range of bird species of birds to your garden.
- Plant Laurel Otto Luyken in well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade, Areas with ample shade provide protection in hot areas
- Water the plants every week to a depth of 25-30cm during the first growing season. And after the plant is well-established, you only need to water the plant during dry seasons
- Spread a 5-8cm layer of organic mulch around the hedge plant. You can use pine needles, shredded leaves, or wood chips to keep the roots cool during dry season
- Feed the plant with a slow-release fertilizer in early spring before new growth. Remove leaves around the base of the plant before applying fertilizer
- Prune the plants in early spring or late winter to maintain it size, remove decaying or dead branches and promote new growth. Experts recommend selectively pruning the plant with hand pruners