Prunus laurocerasus 'Mount Vernon'

Dwarf English Laurel

Evergreen Groundcover, Shrub

Tough and tolerant of difficult conditions, the ground-covering dwarf English laurel (Prunus 'Mount Vernon') is a good plant to consider for challenging sites such as dry shade and root competition.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun, Full Shade, Part Shade, Deep Shade, Filtered Sun, Morning Sun, Open Shade

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low


Size: 18 - 24 tall x 24 - 60 wide
Shape / Form: Horizontal, Mounding, Low and Spreading
Foliage Texture: Bold
Foliage Quality: Bold

Features: Dwarf / Compact Plant, Low Maintenance, Winter Interest, Year-round Interest

Flower Color: Ivory / Cream, White
Bloom Season: Spring

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Banks and Slopes, Edging, Erosion Control, Groundcover, Mixed Border, Small Gardens, Structure / Foundation
Special Situations: Courtyard / Urban Garden, Deep Shade, Dry Shade, Low Water / No Water, Tough / Fool-Proof
Wildlife: Deer Resistant

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, Year-round Interest, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: ground hugger
Collections: eGardenGo Favorite, Great Plant Pick, Plants That Earn Their Keep

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

Plant Combos