Prunus Caroliniana Compacta in Austin
I got a couple of these guys from Home Depot labeled Compact Carolina Cherry Laurels to plant on the west side of my house. I want to ultimately plant more to shade out the entire west side, so all that side of the house stays a little cooler in the evenings. I need them to be about 15 feet tall and want to shape them into small trees instead of Shrubs. Anybody have any experience with this plant? I heard Carolina cherry laurels are prolific spreading plants. That doesn't bother me, in fact I would like it to be that way and fast growing. If these work I will get 4 more to plant them 10 feet apart. Any suggestions?