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Prunus lusitanicaLaurel, Portugal Laurel

2 Options from £14.99

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 x 3.5 litre potted prunus plant £14.99 Despatch: by end of August
2 x 3.5 litre potted prunus plants £19.99 Despatch: by end of August
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
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')

Hedges, Cottage Gardens, Low Maintenance Garden, Woodland Garden

Hardy

Sun or semi shade

Up to 1200cm (472.4in)

Up to 800cm (315in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: GY, HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

1 X 3.5 Litre Potted Prunus Plant (T66415)
2 X 3.5 Litre Potted Prunus Plants (T66907P)

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Flowering Months
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.
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.

Delivery

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