Portugal Laurel (Prunus lus. Angustifolia) Screening Hedge

£84.00

Portugal Laurel (Prunus lus. Angustifolia) instant hedge is a small glossy leaved evergreen which can be trimmed up into a formal hedge. It can produce white candle like flowers which are followed by black berries in the Autumn. Happy on shallow chalk soils.

Type Length Weight Height Depth
Portugal Laurel (Prunus lus. Angustifolia) Screening Hedge

1m Trough

100cm

25Kg

70-90cm

25cm

per metre
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Description

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
TRIMMING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
FEEDING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
FLOWERING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
HARDINESS Hardy to -10°C Hardy to below -10°C GROWTH RATE 15-30cm per year

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