This will tolerate heavy shade and any soil as long as it’s not too chalky. At its very best when pruned into a single trunked tree – rather than a great sprawling mess!
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Rotundifolia’ is a bushier and more upright growing form of Common Laurel. It also has a more attractive rounded leaf which is generally half as broad as it is long, hence its name Rotundifolia meaning rotund foliage or rounded leaf. It’s also the best form for hedging.