Prunus Laurocerasus is also called as skip laurel or cherry laurel which is an ornamental plant. It is best known as a landscape plant. Greeneries can add a new look making your house look decorated and further adds privacy to your home. You can find a unique decorations ideas and tips in www.hgtv.com.
Talking further about Prunus Laurocerasus, it is an evergreen species which can look green in any weather conditions. It can grow from small to medium size tree. The leaves will be dark green with thick, shiny leaves and a neat margin. When you crush these leaves, you can get the smell of almonds. The flowers start to bud in early spring and open up completely in summer. You can find approximately 30 flowers at a time with each flower in 1ch size. The color of the petals will be either creamy white or yellow in color which has a mild smell. The fruit it yields will be about the size of a cherry and eventually turns in black during winter. These plants are used as barriers or a screen between houses. There are tough nature shrubs which can survive in any weather conditions and any amount of sunlight.
You can see the majority of these plants I United Kingdom and North America. It can grow quickly and can grow in complete shade. Sometimes these plants grow in abundance dominating the other native plants and hence called as an invasive species. These plants get pollinated through birds.
The parts of the tree like leaves and seeds can cause severity in humans when consumed. The small seeds present inside the cherries can also be poisonous. The chemicals contained in the plant are what make the leaves smell like almonds when crushed. You can even obtain Laurel water by the process of distillation from the plant.