Prunus lusitanica-Portuguese laurel
Supplied in 2 litre pots.
Spacing : 50cm apart
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Pruning: October to April
The leaves of the Portuguese laurel are dark glossy and have red stems. The leaves are smaller than the more common Cherry laurel and are an excellent alternative as they form a neater more compact hedge. Flowering time is June although the flower buds are sometimes cut off when trimming. Forms a dense evergreen hedge and can be kept trimmed between 130cm to 150cm or let grow on to 500cm +
We recommend using shelter net for younger plants in exposed sites and a good quality slow release fertilizer (Four seasons) and compost (John Innes Multipurpose) when planting.