Common Name: Carolina Laurelcherry (Cherry-Laurel)
Latin Name: Prunus caroliniana
Tree Size: Medium
Leaf Type: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Moderate
Water Needs: Moist
Tolerances: Salty soil or sea-spray, drought, alkaline soils (pH > 7.5)
Attributes: Texas native, showy or fragrant flower, attractive seeds or fruit, seeds or fruit eaten by wildlife
Features: Glossy, evergreen leaves; black fruits are preferred by wildlife.
Comments: Makes a good vertical screen; requires well-drained soil.
Problems: Flowers attract bees and fruits can be messy; borers attack trunks.

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