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Prunus lusitanicaLaurel, Portugal Laurel

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

FROM £26.99

Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardy, resilient and easy to grow

Develops shiny rich green leaves that emerge from dark red shoots

In springtime, enjoy small, beautifully scented flowers which evolve into small purple berries as autumn approaches

Makes the perfect large shrub aswell as an attractive hedge

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Height Up to 1200cm (472.4in)
Spread Up to 800cm (315in)

Hardy Shrub

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Sun or semi shade

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Description

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 will 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')

For instant impact try one of one of our innovative trough-grown hedges! Each trough contains a 1 metre length of pre-planted hedging to create a mature looking hedge from the very moment it is planted. With well-established root systems, you’ll find that trough-grown hedges are correctly spaced, making them much easier to plant. The healthy framework of branches are nicely knitted together, and can be trimmed to the ideal height immediately after planting. Better still, you can plant them all year round, so long as adequate irrigation is provided. If planting is delayed then trough-grown hedges can be easily maintained until you are ready, without the need for ‘heeling in’.

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


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2 x 3.5 Litre Potted Plants (T66907P)

5 x 2 Litre Potted Plants (KB3267)

1 x 3 Litre Potted Plant (Height 50cm+) (KB3252)

How to Grow
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.
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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.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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