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Cherry Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' - 90-100cm - 20lt

Cherry Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken' - 90-100cm - 20lt

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Laurus nobilis 'Otto Luyken' is a cultivar of the classic bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) that is popular in gardens and landscaping due to its unique characteristics. This compact evergreen shrub is highly valued for its elegant appearance and versatility in various garden settings.

'Otto Luyken' is characterized by its dense, bushy growth habit, reaching a mature height of approximately 2 to 3 feet (60-90 cm) with a similar spread. Its compact nature makes it an excellent choice for smaller gardens, borders, or even container planting. The leaves of 'Otto Luyken' are glossy dark green, similar to the traditional bay laurel, providing year-round interest and maintaining a fresh appearance throughout the seasons.

One of the standout features of this cultivar is its profuse, fragrant white flowers, which appear in spring and contrast beautifully against the dark green foliage. These blooms not only add a touch of elegance but also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden. After flowering, small black berries may develop, adding further visual interest.

Laurus nobilis 'Otto Luyken' is a low-maintenance plant, well-suited to UK gardens. It prefers well-draining soil and thrives in both full sun and partial shade. Regular pruning can help maintain its compact form and encourage bushier growth.

Aside from its aesthetic appeal, 'Otto Luyken' is known for its hardiness, withstanding colder temperatures typical of the UK climate. Its adaptability and resistance to common pests and diseases make it a reliable choice for gardeners seeking an attractive, evergreen addition to their outdoor spaces.

  • Common Name

    cherry laurel 'Otto Luyken'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    garden origin

  • Flower

    small white flower

  • Foliage

    narrow, glossy dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    5–10 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


East–facing or North–facing or South–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid and neutral soil, full shade, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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