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. A Cherry Laurel can grow 20 plus feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide but can be trained much smaller.