SelecTree: Tree Detail
BRIGHT N TIGHT CHERRY LAUREL
Prunus caroliniana 'Bright N Tight'
Photo Locations: San Diego, City of - San Diego, CA, Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Branches don't droop, and resist breakage. Trainable as a standard.
Has fragrant Flower.
Additional Common Names
BRIGHT N TIGHT CHERRY LAUREL, BRIGHT N TIGHT CAROLINA CHERRY, LAURELCHERRY
Oval or Rounded Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 25 - 35 feet.
Width: 15 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Black Drupe, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer Edible and Wildlife use it.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense to Very Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 5 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Full Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Mites, Borer and Caterpillars, Armillaria, Leaf Spot, Fire Blight and Canker.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Fire Resistance is Favorable.
Attracts Birds and Mammals.
Wildlife use Fruit.
Special Uses & Values
Screen, Container, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Bonsai or Hedged.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Prunus caroliniana 'Bright N Tight' Tree Record." 1995-2018. May 22, 2018.
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