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Portugal Laurel

 

Portugal Laurel

Prunus Lusitanica

Height:
Can be pruned from 1 to 4 metres
5 metres at maturity
Width:
3 metres at maturity
Growth Rate:
Slow to moderate.
Growth Habit:
Slow growing in the earlier years. Dense and upright, this shrub has a broad spread. Left unclipped it has a rounded canopy.
Foliage:
Evergreen. Gloss green, lance shaped with a slightly wavy edge. New growth is reddish on red stalks.
Floral:
Spiked clusters of small perfumed white flowers appear in Summer.
Preferred growing conditions:
Prefers full sun to partial shade.
Thrives in moist, well drained soil conditions.
Will tolerate periods of dryness.
Frost hardy once established.
Landscape Use:
Portugal laurel can be used very effectively for screening and hedging or left as a dense, rounded showy shrub. Evergreen glossy green leaves together with small white fragrant flowers in summer add to year round interest.

* All dimensions are indicative

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