Cherry Laurel “Prunus caroliniana” is a popular screening plant, which prefers deep soil and even soil moisture. Its berries are tasty food for wildlife. It is frequently used as a large evergreen hedge plant or tree. It can be pruned for shape and produces small white flowers in the spring followed by dark poisonous berries. The leaves of Cherry Laure Cherry Laurel can grow 20 plus feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide but can be trained much smaller.