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Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus

Description:

Prunus laurocerasus is an evergreen shrub or small tree, growing to 5–15 metres (16–49 ft) tall, rarely to 18 metres (59 ft) tall, with a trunk up to 60-cm broad. The leaves are dark green, leathery, shiny, (5–)10–25(–30)-cm wide and 4–10-cm broad, with a finely serrated margin. The leaves can have the smell of almonds when crushed. The flower buds appear in early spring and open in early summer in erect 7–15-cm racemes of 30–40 flowers, each flower 1-cm broad, with five creamy-white petals and numerous yellowish stamens.

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LarsKorb
LarsKorb 10 years ago

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LarsKorb

Hohenhorn, Schleswig-Holstein (Landmasse), Germany

Spotted on Jan 31, 2012
Submitted on Jan 31, 2012

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