#098 Laurel Cherry (Prunus caroliniana)

This Laurel Cherry once stood a few yards away from Treasure Tree #096 on the Duke Mansion property. It is no longer standing.

Statistics (1996)

  • Circumference (In.): 64"
  • Height (Ft.): 33'
  • Avg. Crown Spread (Ft.): 34'
  • Total Points: 106

More Information

  • Nominated By: Treasure Tree Committee
  • Year Added: 1996
  • Owned By: The Lynwood Foundation
  • Current condition: Gone
  • Neighborhood: Myers Park
  • Property Type: Private (fee)
  • Nearest Address: 400 Hermitage Road
  • Ecological Value: The stems, seeds, and leaves all contain cyanide which, if ingested, can be highly toxic to humans. The fruits are cherished among most of the animals in Charlotte’s ecosystems.
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