New Year Promotion for Prunus
Van Vliet New Plants have chosen their Prunus range of plants for special promotion this month.
Prunus laurocerasus 'Ivory' is a beautiful new variegated cherry laurel. Its strikingly brilliant white to cream marbled foliage is conspicuous on young leaves and darkens slowly to green as the leaves mature.
The variegated foliage combines very well with the, 4 to 5" (10 to 12 cm) long, beautiful white flowers. Prunus laurocerasus 'Ivory' flowers abundantly. Ivory is a natural seedling of 'Caucasica' and is very hardy. It is a strong growing shrub that is best pruned in spring.
Prunus laurocerasus 'Gajo' (pbr)
With a height of about 30" (80 cm) Prunus laurocerasus 'Gajo' is a nice and compact shrub. 'Gajo' spreads out with dark green glossy, lanceolate leaves. With a length of less than 2" (4 cm), the leaves are about half as long as those of 'Otto Luyken' of which 'Gajo' is a sport.
In spring time 'Gajo' flowers abundantly with white flowers in upright clusters. They contrast nicely against the dark green glossy foliage.
Prunus laurocerasus 'Piranha' (pbr)
Prunus lauroceracus 'Piranha' thanks its name to its serrated leaves that resemble the teeth of a piranha. These toothed leaves are dark green and form a stunning backdrop to the masses of white flower panicles that decorate 'Piranha' in spring. This beautiful cherry laurel is very hardy and has no special demands to its location in the garden.