Sunday, April 6, 2008

Who am I?

I'm an evergreen shrub. I stand about 6' tall and 6' wide. I haven't bloomed in several years. Last summer I was cut back on one side and this year I'm producing "flowers" on that side. My gardeners are clueless and lousy pruners. Please help identify me so they can get a clue.

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I am prunus laurocerasus

also known as 'Otto Luyken' English Laurel

PS: We are NOT lousy pruners. We only pruned half on purpose figuring that if we did it wrong at least we only hurt half the plant. THANKS for helping us identify Otto!

 

10 comments:

NW Nature Nut said...

I'm guessing Otto Luyken Laurel.

Magic Cochin said...

'English' or 'Cherry' Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

Very popular quick growing evergreen hedge plant on new developments!

Celia

Meems said...

Of course I have not idea of plants in your region but if I were to make a wild guess I'd say some type of viburnum. Do you even grow those there?
It's a very nice bloom on an evergreen btw.
Meems @Hoe&Shovel

Magic Cochin said...

... me again

looks like I came up with the same answer as nature nut

here's a good link
http://www.backyardgardener.com/plantname/pd_8e3e.html

Brenda Kula said...

Hmmm. I don't quite know. I'll get my neighbor (who seems to know everything) over here and make her look when she has the chance. It's sure pretty, whatever it may be.
Brenda

Erin said...

Thanks for your comment on my photo. I am loving your blog! I've got to show it to my mother, who (I hope I'm not taking the name in vain) is quite the weed-whacker herself!

Can't wait to try that compote!

Jean Ann said...

Why don't my Laurels bloom? I don't think I have ever seen any of them bloom...strange...

Jean Bradbury said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. Which neigborhood are you in? Isn't it funny that we both talked about rhubarb!
Your neighbor...Jean

Viooltje said...

Thank you girls, for years I've had three different names for what I have now discovered to be an English laurel and obviously they were all wrong. And by the way, there's an award waiting for you two crazy, wicked gardeners @ my place.

Cheers

Anna said...

WE have two hundred more of them at our nursery if you need any! Landscapers love them.