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Prunus lusitanica (Large Plant)

Laurel, Portugal Laurel

Hardy Shrub

Portugal Laurel is a large, hardy, evergreen shrub/small tree. Most commonly grown as hedging this RHS Award of Garden Merit holder, has dark red shoots which open up to bear glossy dark green leaves that grow to densely cover the shrub. During spring, long racemes of small but fragrant white flowers are produced which will become small, dark purple fruits by autumn. Easy to grow and requiring little of no maintenance, Prunus lusitanica can be pruned and shaped if required. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 8m (26')

 

Lifetime Guarantee on Hardy Plants Large Potted Plant Special Offer

Ideal For:
hedges, cottage gardens, low maintenance garden, woodland garden
Flowering Period:
May, June
Position:
sun or semi shade
    • 1 x 3.5 litre potted prunus plant

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • £12.99
    • 2 x 3.5 litre potted prunus plants

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    • Despatch: By end of July 2017
    • £19.99
Grow Portugal Laurel plants in sun or shade, in any moderately fertile, reliably moist, well drained soil. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant Prunus shrubs at the same depth as they were planted in their pots. Backfill the planting hole and water well to settle the soil. When planting a Portugal Laurel hedge, position the individual plants at a distance of 75cm (2',6”) apart.
Water regularly throughout the growing season until young plants are fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the plant. Once established, Prunus plants require only occasional attention, removing any damaged stems and lightly trimming those that spoil the shape of the plant in summer after flowering. If grown as a hedge, Portugal Laurel can be trimmed from early to mid spring, and tolerates hard pruning when necessary.

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