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Prunus Lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel) 120-140cm Hedging RootballID1346
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.
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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