Portugal Laurel (Prunus lus. Angustifolia) instant hedge is a small dark green leaved evergreen shrub. These 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.
Portugal Laurel (Prunus lus. Angustifolia) instant hedge makes a great substitute for Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis) looking very similar but being a lot more cold resistant.
When clipped regularly Portugal Laurel (Prunus lau. Angustifolia) instant hedge can produce a very tight dense hedge which is as good as English Yew (Taxus baccata). It can also be clipped up into Balls and Lollipops to add interest to the hedge.
|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|