Portugal Laurel (Prunus lus. Angustifolia) Screening Panel is a small dark green leaved evergreen shrub. The leaves are held on a reddish stem which does fade in colour as the plant becomes older. If left un-trimmed it can produce a white candle like flower in the late spring which is then followed by small black berries. If the plant is trimmed regularly it will not flower or set fruit as they will be trimmed off. It is advisable to trim the old flowers off as if allowed to berry the berries can stain light surfaces when they fall off.
When clipped regularly Portugal Laurel (Prunus lus. Angustifolia) screening panel can produce a very tight dense aerial hedge which is as good as English Yew (Taxus baccata). It makes a great alternative to the Prunus lau. Novita panels and at a younger age will make a denser screen than the Holm Oak (Quercus ilex) screening panels
|ASPECT||Coast Exposed||Coast Sheltered||Inland Exposed||Inland Sheltered||Heavy Shade|
|HEIGHT||Less then 1m||1-2.5m||2.5-5m||Over 5m|
|SOIL||Heavy Clay||Medium Loam||Light Sandy||Peat||Acid||Alkaline||Poorly Drained|
|HARDINESS||Hardy to -10°C||Hardy to below -10°C||GROWTH RATE||15-30cm per year|