slen
life.artemis@tujerodne-vrste.info
slen
life.artemis@tujerodne-vrste.info

Projekt LIFE ARTEMIS – Osveščanje, usposabljanje
in ukrepanje za invazivne tujerodne vrste v gozdu

Home > Alien species > Alien plants > Cherry laurel

Cherry laurel

Prunus laurocerasus
What is this?
Foto: arhiv Zavoda Symbiosis
Foto: arhiv Zavoda Symbiosis
Foto: arhiv Zavoda Symbiosis

NATIVE RANGE: Southeast Europe, Turkey

PATHWAYS: horticulture

POSSIBLE TO DETECT: year-round

FLOWERING SEASON: May

DESCRIPTION: A dense, evergreen, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. The smooth bark with lenticels of young shoots is green, later turning brownish-grey. Leaves are alternate, simple, oblong to obovate-oblong with an obtuse or sharply-pointed apex. Leaf margins are slightly serrate to entire. Leaves are leathery, shiny, dark green above, paler below. Flowers are small, white, and borne in long, upright clusters. Fruits are clusters of shiny black drupes with a diameter of about 1 cm.

HABITAT: Mainly in forests with slightly acidic soil. In Serbia, where it is native, it grows in beech forests.

STATUS: Occurring naturally in southeastern Europe (see the circle on the map). Commonly cultivated and seedlings are increasingly found in forests.

SIMILAR SPECIES: Portugal laurel (Prunus lusitanica), has smaller ovate leaves with an acute apex and dentate margins. Flowers are borne in arching clusters. The bark of young shoots is red. Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) has leaves with entire, but wavy margins. Flowers are yellow-green, 1 cm across, borne paired in leaf axils. Leaves of Chinese privet (Ligustrum lucidum) are placed opposite and have entire leaf margins.

SOURCE: Field Guide to Invasive Alien Species in European Forests

Drawings: Paul Veenvliet
We are using cookies to give you the best experience. You can find out more about which cookies we are using or switch them off in privacy settings.
AcceptPrivacy Settings

GDPR

  • Piškotki na spletni strani

Piškotki na spletni strani

Na spletni strani uporabljamo piškotke (cookies). Nekateri piškotki zagotovijo, da stran deluje normalno, drugi poskrbijo za vašo lažjo uporabo spletne strani, štetje števila obiskovalcev in delovanje vtičnikov, ki omogočajo deljenje vsebin.
Če boste nadaljevali, bomo sklepali, da ste sprejeli vse piškotke.
X