Butterflies in Mind -- Zinnia
Susan C. Dunlap
A collection of 50 images as if seen from a butterfly’s point of view. Includes the names of native Zinnia species and the most complete list of US butterflies that will feed on Zinnia blossoms.
Butterflies in Mind -- Asclepias
Susan C. Dunlap
“Milkweed is the single most important plant for Monarch butterflies. This lavishly illustrated book contains details about the structure and cultivation of native Milkweeds, information about the 139 nectar-feeding butterflies they...
Butterflies in Mind -- Monarch
Susan C. Dunlap
This abundantly illustrated volume enables you to select from a complete list of well described perennial nectar plants that are known to attract & feed Monarch butterflies. Over 40 genera are described that are suitable to be grown...
Butterflies in Mind -- Perennials
Susan C. Dunlap
Butterflies in Mind - Perennials. This book is a definitive guide to perennial nectar plants preferred by US butterflies. It empowers you to feed, attract, support (and help identify) nectar-feeding butterflies that reside in the US....

Prunus laurocerasus

Family: Rosaceae


Synonyms: Prunus laurocerasus english laurel, Prunus laurocerasus gamble

Native to: Asia Minor, Southeastern Europe


Type: shrub

Forms: clumping, dense form, erect

Leaves evergreen

Max height: 19.6 feet

Max width: 32.8 feet


white/off white




Attracts wildlife: adult butterfly, bird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: fruit

Plant features: evergreen, weedy

Exposure: part shade, sun

Landscape uses: hedge or edging, screen


Propagates by: seed

flowers in spring

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -10 to +30 °F

Water: dry, moderate, regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

  • Prunus laurocerasus gamble  6260098
  • Prunus laurocerasus
  • Prunus laurocerasus english laurel  6260015 2
  • Prunus laurocerasus english laurel  6260015
  • Prunus laurocerasus english laurel  6260017
  • Prunus laurocerasus english laurel  6260019
  • Prunus laurocerasus english laurel  6260020
  • Prunus laurocerasus english laurel