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Portuguese Laurel shrub/tree (Prunus Lusitanica)
Portuguese Laurel shrub/tree (Prunus Lusitanica) Portuguese Laurel shrub/tree (Prunus Lusitanica) Portuguese Laurel shrub/tree (Prunus Lusitanica)

Portuguese Laurel shrub/tree (Prunus Lusitanica)

£13.80

The evergreen Portuguese Laurel has luxurious dark glossy green pointed leaves on beautiful bright deep pink stems.Portuguese Laurel has small fragrant white flowers in spring and small red fruits turning purplish- black in autumn.It is hardy good for wildlife and the berries are extremely popular with the birds and the fragrant flowers loved by the bees and butterflies. As a screen or foil to flowering plants this species works perfectly. Furthermore it flowers beautifully in the spring

Since its introduction from the Iberian peninsula in 1648 this has been a favourite evergreen cover plant in Britain. It was planted firstly for the benefit of game especially pheasants. Then it found a place in gardens, pleasure grounds and arboreta. It will grow to around 10 metres in height but is usually less and consists of many stems. The 6-12cm round based acuminate glossy green leaves are shallowly serrate and wavy edged. They reflect light very well and so avoid giving the rather sombre feel that ordinary laurel has when it is overgrown.  The 15-25cm racemes of white flowers are similar to those of bird cherry. Portugal laurel can be grown as a standard tree or coppiced on a long rotation. Cutting back encourages sucker growth from the roots which will soon cover a large area of ground.

Size: in 10yrs=5mts 10yrs=8mts event hgt=10metres
Environment: Well drained soil in sun or patial shade.
Key Features: Used widely as hedging, although this tree makes superb specimen tree producing ornamental flowers. Smaller leaves than the more common cherry laurel.
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Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) 60-90RB Rootballed £27.60 £20.40 £20.40 £13.80 £13.80
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