Shrub identification

Asked December 11, 2016, 3:32 PM EST

What is this large round shrub called? I believe the smaller ones to the left are the same kind. Taken in western Tennessee in December.

Shelby County Tennessee trees and shrubs

1 Response

It appears to be Cherry Laurel or Prunus laurocerasus. I'm not sure which cultivar it is, though. Here is a publication from Clemson on the plant: http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/landscape/shrubs/hgic1069.html

Here is a UT Extension publication on pruning landscape trees and shrubs that might prove helpful too:
https://extension.tennessee.edu/publications/Documents/PB1619.pdf

All the best!