The Q&A Archives: Otto Luyken Laurel

Question: I can not find a discription of Otto Luyken Laurel. I have this shrub in my garden and we are in zone 3. Will this shrub live?

Answer: Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' is the botanical name of your plant. It's commonly known as one of the English Laurels. 'Otto Luyken' has a compact growing habit, producing dark green leaves (4" long, 1" wide) and fragrant flowers in April and May. It's a favorite landscape shrub in the Pacific Northwest and will grow well in a full sun to partly shaded location in your garden.

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