Land Plants - non-native

English Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) on Apr 3, 2024

Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

12-15ft specimen, well established in ground, currently blooming. Dark green oblate leaves with pointed tip, multiple white flowers on branch tips in conic shape.


This does appear to be the exotic shrub, English (cherry) laurel. It is a pest and has escaped and naturalized in the PNW. It is not on the state of Oregon Noxious Weed List, so it can still be bought and sold legally. For more info see the ODA Noxious Weed Program. I have forwarded your report to the Upper Willamette Cooperative Weed Managment group:

Wyatt Williams
April 11, 2024, 2:54 a.m.