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A picture of a Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'

Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'

Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'

Also known as

Cherry laurel, Cherry

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken' Overview

This spreading evergreen shrub produces dark green glossy leaves that can be easily trimmed to maintain a dense habit. Its spikes of white flowers in spring are followed by cherry-like fruits that are red and gradually become black in colour.

Common problems with Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'

How to harvest Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'


Take semi ripe cuttings in late summer or hardwood cuttings from late autumn.


You can propagate the deciduous species by seeds in the autumn.

Special features of Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'

Ground cover

Can be mass planted to provide a low maintanence cover.

Hedge plant

Taking 5 years to get to 1m high this slow growing plant can be used to provide a screen our create a hedge.

Other uses of Cherry Laurel 'Otto Luyken'

Used as an architectural plant it can used in city or urban courtyards. Drought tolerant once established it can also be included in Coastal gardens.