5 August 2022

Prunus laurocerasus SOFIA

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Prunus laurocerasus SOFIA

Cultivar denomination: 'Zsófi' PBR

A new, small-leaved variety, completely unlike other known varieties of cherry laurel. Its greatest advantage comes from its small, narrow leaves with serrated edges, shiny and densely placed on raised shoots. It is an evergreen shrub with a naturally compact, rounded habit. After five years it grows to a height of about 1.5 m.  Prolific growth habit and does not require any special care treatments. The variety is easy to produce, roots well, and is easy-branched – one pruning per season produces shapely, branchy and attractive plants. Prefers sunny or semi-shady positions. The variety is resistant to frost (tolerates temperatures to -25 °C) and heat (tolerates even 38 °C in summer). It tolerates any moderately moist soil with a slightly acidic pH. This variety is perfect for creating evergreen hedges, growing as a solitary plant, or in containers on terraces or patios.

Hardiness zone: 6a -23/-21 °C

Breeder: Gabor Nemeth, Hungary

Year of market introduction: 2019

Applicant: Breederplants Leeghwaterstraat 25, 2811 DT Reeuwijk, The Netherlands