Carolina Cherry Laurel
The Carolina Cherry Laurel grows to a height of 15-30 feet, with a spread of 10-20 feet. It has glossy, dark green leaves that are 2-4 inches long, and fragrant white flowers that bloom in late winter to early spring. The flowers are followed by small, black, cherry-like fruits that are enjoyed by birds.
The plant is tolerant of a wide range of soil types and growing conditions, making it a great choice for many different landscapes. It prefers full sun to partial shade and is drought-tolerant once established. The Carolina Cherry Laurel is also tolerant of salt spray, making it a good choice for coastal landscapes. (USDA Zones 7-10)