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Sunday - May 16, 2010

From: Euless, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Trees
Title: Cherry Laurel for North Central Texas
Answered by: Damon Waitt

QUESTION:

I want a small evergreen tree (approx 20'x 15')and would like to plant a Cherry Laurel. Would this be a good choice in North Central Texas (DFW area)? If not, any suggestions? Thank You.

ANSWER:

Although a little west of its eastern limit, Prunus caroliniana (Carolina laurelcherry) would be a good choice for a small evergreen tree in your landscape. You might also consider Ilex vomitoria (yaupon).


Prunus caroliniana

Ilex vomitoria

 

 

 

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