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15 Plants for the Yard

Below are 15 plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'--Otto Luyken Laurel(1 of 15)

  • All parts of plant are highly poisonous.
  • Susceptible to bacterial shot-hole disease
  • Height: 3-5 feet
  • Width: 4-6 feet

    Hardy in USDA zones 6-8 (9):

  • Zone 6: Plant in fall or early spring; mulch heavily after first hard frost; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer.
  • Zone 7-8: Plant in early fall; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer.
  • Zone 9: Plant in early fall; mulch in fall; fertilize in spring with balanced fertilizer; growth may not be as vigorous in this zone.

    Care for Otto Luyken Laurel:

  • Plant in moist, but well drained soil; water when dry.
  • Tolerates pruning well; used frequently as a hedge; prune in early spring before new growth.
  • Plant in full sun to shade; very shade tolerant.

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