Prunus laurocerasus

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaePrunusPrunus laurocerasus

Ecology

A glossy-leaved evergreen shrub or small tree, naturalised in woods and scrub, and sometimes self-sown. Layering can occur when the branches of old trees lie on the ground. Lowland.

Status

Neophyte

World Distribution

Native of the Balkan peninsula.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 4

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 6

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.8

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 953

Height (cm): 600

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1253

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 345

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 4

Atlas Change Index: 4.7

Weighted Changed Factor: 65

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

12

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003420