SleepyGene
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Can you help me identify this tree or bush?

Does anyone know the name of this tree/bush/shrub?

There's one planted in front of our house and one in the back. The one in the back is almost 10 feet tall. I live about 30 minutes west of Philadelphia (I think we are Zone 6?) if that helps.

We just moved into this house and the former owner planted many beautiful trees, shrubs, and bushes. I want to research them all, learn to care for them, and avoid ruining them! :lol:

Thank you in advance!

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WildcatNurseryman
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Location: Lexington, KY.

Prunus laurocerasus 'Schipkaensis' (Cherry Laurel)

twittel
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Location: Central North Carolina

I love cherry laurel and otto luytken. My experience here in North Carolina says that stinging catepillar like the "saddle back" love to munch these leaves. The hairs on the catepillar are toxic, causing a severe burning/sting sensation. I've learned to wear gloves when pruning this shrub. Your shrub should be very fragrant, so enjoy!
Happy Gardening!

SleepyGene
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Thanks so much for your help!

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