Tree Information

Common Name: Carolina laurelcherry

Scientific Name: Prunus caroliniana

Native/Naturalized: Native to North America

Database ID: 2618

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 78 in.

Height: 37 ft.

Crown: 47 ft.

Points: 127

Date Last Measured: 2018

Last Measured by: Jeanette Navia, Connie Reitz, Ricklin Brown, Keith Navia, Shirley Devan, Adrienne Frank, Glenda White

Date First Measured: 2018


2021 update: This tree was crowned sole national champion by American Forests in 2021

Healthy. There is a small American Holly tree growing out of one of its knot holes. Trunk circumference measured below the large low branch (at 2.2' above ground) was 90". Trunk circumference measured above the large low branch (at 4.5' above ground) was 78".


Location of Tree

Tree is located in: City of Williamsburg

State Map

Land Owner: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

GPS Coordinates: 37.2722981, -76.6911726

Owner Email:

Directions: 109 N. Waller St., Williamsburg, VA 23185. Located near the Benjamin Powell vegetable garden in Colonial Williamsburg, off North Waller Street. Behind the Benjamin Powell house, through the gate.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Charles Gardner

Contact Email:


Original Nominator(s): Charles Gardner

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