Portuguese Laurel

BUSHY EVERGREEN, FRAGRANT FLOWERS, YEAR ROUND SCREENING

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Portuguese Laurel
Prunus lusitanica

Best Features:

  • Classy looking garden hedge
  • Very hardy evergreen with lush foliage
  • Easy to maintain shape with one annual trim
  • Year round protection from wind and noise

Garden Uses:

  • Dense busy shrub so ideal for hedging or screening also for topiary purposes.

Classic, reliable and easy to grow these make excellent hedging plants. An attractive addition to any garden with delicate, fragrant white summer flowers, followed by dark purple fruit.

Hedging: plant in a single row

Size (cm) Plants per metre
40-60 3
60-80 3
80-100 2
100-120 2
120-150 2
150-175 2
175-200 2
200-225 1.5
225-250 1.5
250-300 1
300-350 0.9

Hardiness: Fully Hardy

Soil Type: Suits most soil conditions except waterlogged. Flourishes in fertile well-drained soil

Position: Full sun but best in partial shade

Growth Rate: Grows 2ft a year (60cm) in ideal conditions. Eventual unclipped height 20 metres.

Planting time: All year but requires watering if March to October.

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