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Portuguese Laurel Hedging Prunus Lusitanica



Prunus Lusitanica Portuguese Laurel) is an evergreen shrub that if left to grow will develop into a tree.  Its young leaves have an attractive red tinge that grow from red stalks that turn into a glossy green when they mature. During the early summer it has small white flowers which are followed by dark purple fruits that ripen to black.  This shrub is perfect for creating a dense evergreen hedge.

3.6ltr - plant height  50-60cm

7.5ltr - plant height 60-70cm

10ltr - plant height 80-100cm

20ltr - plant height 125-150cm

Key Features

Plant Type: Hedging

Plant Height & Spread: 1500cm x 1200cm

Foliage Colour: Dark Green

Foliage Type: Evergreen

Seasons of Interest: All Seasons

Soil Condition: Well-Drained, Free draining

Planting Position: Full Sun/Partial Shade


Plant Care & Advice

Evergreen hedges need less water than deciduous or flowering hedges. In late fall, remove dead wood and weeds and, if necessary, restore the mulch layer around your hedge. An essential part of our recommended aftercare is watering. Newly developing plants need to be drenched during the first year, ensuring that water reaches their roots. Even in winter, when most plants are dormant, there can be dry spells, so plants need a generous soaking. Hedging also benefits from being fed. We recommend bonemeal, alternatively any similar slow release fertiliser. 


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