Laurels are easy to grow flowering evergreens. They are known as common laurels, cherry laurels, and English laurels. They range in size from small trees to large and small shrubs. These plants are very hardy and low maintenance and even grow in shady and dry sites. Once established Cherry Laurels are drought tolerant. They are deer, disease, and pest resistant and salt and pollution tolerant. Laurels make great screens and hedges.
The Otto Luyken is an award winning dwarf Laurel that is prized for its petite size as well as its lush and profuse white blooms. The leaves of this variety are also much smaller than traditional laurels giving it a unique look. The Otto Luyken English Laurel has a sweet, appealing scent.