Prunus laurocerasus 'MANO'

Prunus laurocerasus
Prunus laurocerasus 'MANO'
cherry laurel - tree form
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 1.5-3m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.5m
LEAVES evergreen broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS less showy but noticeable
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME May - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5b   (down to -27°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Evergreen broadleaf
Trees
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In our climate there are not many evergreen trees, and those that are evergreen are mostly conifers. Sometimes ivy climbs up a post and looks like a tree but that is just about it. Knowing how beautiful evergreen foliage is we keep a good range of evergreen broadleaved plants trained into tree forms. Mostly from autumn until spring you will appreciate having a tall trunk with an evergreen crown looking so alive and cheerful when other deciduous plants are fully dormant.

Mano is one of the best cherry laurel varieties for growing as a standard tree. It naturally forms a compact, globose crown that doesn’t need to be pruned to look good. The leaves are deep green, broadly elliptic and glossy. In May appear plentiful of erect racemes composed of small, creamy white, fragrant flowers that are followed by purple-black, spherical fruit (berries), loved by birds, not edible for humans, but not poisonous. Only the seeds from green, unripe fruit may cause some problems. Unless you want to keep the fruit for birds in your garden, you can prune the plant right after flowering to encourage new and clean growths without fruit.

Laurels need slightly deep and fertile, preferably acidic, moist soil, and extra watering in frost-free periods in winter as prevention from drying out before the ground gets frozen. They will thrive in full sun or part shade, and will also tolerate being grown in full shade but may loose their shape. Laurels seldom suffers from chlorosis (leaves turning yellow owing to lack of iron in the soil) but when it happens use a special liquid soil pH balancer to keep it acidic or add plenty of iron-rich fertilizer. Once established they run their roots deep enough to absorb nutrients from lower, usually clay ground. Mano is quite hardy and well-established plants withstand temperatures down to about -27°C (USDA zone 5b).

Last update 01-04-2013
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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