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Prunus laurocerasus

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 2267

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Prunus laurocerasus is cold hardy
USDA Zone:7 0° to 10°F   (-17.5° to -12.5°C)
Type of plant - evergreen
Flower or inflorescence: WHITE
Fruit: BLACK, ovoid, 8 mm. dia.
Foliage: glossy, obl.-ell., 25 cm.
Height, in meters: 6
Height, in feet: 19.80
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Parts of Prunus laurocerasus are considered toxic.

Synonyms (alternative names) for Prunus laurocerasus:
Cerasus laurocerasus, Laurocerasus officinalis, Laurocerasus ottinii, Laurocerasus vulgaris, Prunus grandifolia, 

Common names for Prunus laurocerasus:

(tox:lvs.,prunasin,seeds amygdalin),  Cherry Laurel,  Cherry Laurel,  Common Laurel,  English Laurel,  Kirschlorbeer,  Kirschlorbeerbaum,  Laurel,  Laurel Cerezo,  Laurel Cherry,  Laurier amande,  Laurier cerise,  Lauroceraso,  Lorbeerkirsche,  Loureiro-Cerejeira,  Lovorvisnja,  Seiyo-Bakuti-No-Ki,  Taflan Agaci,  tox:WHO II), 


Prunus laurocerasus is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

29:   Temperate Forest and Woodland Tree and Shrub Seed List
36:   Herb Seed List Culinary Medicinal Dye and Aromatic
Not all medicinal, dye or aromatic plants are edible, some are toxic if eaten and others are dangerous if applied to the skin. Please check uses for plants.
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
42:   Croatian Native and Introduced Plants
75:   Natives of Asia Minor and Introductions
78:   South Eastern European Native and Introduced Plants
131:   Toxic Plants
Some of the deadliest known poisons are found in plants. Some major food plants, eaten by millions of people every day, have toxic parts.
185:   Plant Species whose germination is improved by Smoke
"Smoke" contains a butenolide compound produced by certain plants when heated, it speeds up or starts the germination of seeds from many different genera.
597:  Rosaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.


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Germination guide for Prunus laurocerasus

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Prunus laurocerasus seeds will usually germinate in 120-365 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Sow Prunus laurocerasus seeds about 2mm deep in a Well drained seed sowing mix at about 6°C.

Outdoor Treatment, in temperate regions, can give Prunus laurocerasus seeds exactly the sequence of cold and damp and warm conditions needed to encourage germination. Check your weather conditions to see whether they may be appropriate. Shady sheltered conditions are recommended (to keep humidity and temperature regular) in a free draining, but water retentive medium - this can be in pots in a cold frame, where they can be easily protected from weeds and animals.

Soak overnight, then pre-chill for 9 weeks at about 6°C, the seeds will often start germinating after 8 or so weeks in cool conditions.


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