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Portuguese Laurel Hedging

Prunus Lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel are fantastic laurels that are a great alternative to the classic cherry Laurel.  They are more formal in appearance with their dark green, medium sized pointed foliage set against red stems. They are slower growing, you would get 1/2ft of growth a year. A lot tougher than the cherry laurel and can withstand exposed sites, perfect for the North of the country. 

Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia bear smaller leaves than most portuguese laurels and are considered the best for very tight clipping

Prunus Luistanica Selection has a larger, dark green, pointed foliage and is a little more open in its growth habbit

Trimming Prunus Hedging
They are very easy to prune and need to be done about twice a year. Once trimmed they form a lovely shaped hedge.
Prunus lusitanica don't really have any dislikes as they are happy to be grown in cold and exposed sites, heavy clay soils, even thrive in poor shallow chalky soils and suitable for full shade.
Feeding Prunus
They need just a general purpose feed such as chicken pellets or bonemeal

  1. Portuguese Laurel - Prunus Lusitanica 2 Litre Pot 50cm

    Regular Price: £5.50

    Special Price £4.95

    Prunus Lusitanica Makes a very attractive shrub with polished dark green leaves sat amongst red shoots. If using as a shrub then we do suggest planting at the back of the border or as hedge plant 2 to more to the metre

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  2. Prunus Lusitanica 5 Litre Pot 60-80cm

    Regular Price: £10.00

    Special Price £8.00

    Bushy plants growing taller by the day. If you want an excellent alternative to common laurel then these are for you. Plant 2 to the metre. !8/8 Last few days to buy before we repot

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  3. Prunus Lusitanica 7

    Prunus Lusitanica 7 Litre Pot 80-100cm


    Prunus Lusitanica - extremely bushy Space at 2 per metre or 3 for touching plants.

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  4. Prunus Lusitanica

    Laurus Nobilis Instant Hedging Trough 45cm


    Divide up the patio or create a pavement partition with these decorative instant hedge troughs. 60cm long troughs with plants 45cm above pot, total Height with pot 60cm + and growing taller each week

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  5. Prunus Lusitanica

    Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia 15 Litre Pot 120-140cm


    Portuguese laurels, plant 1 or 1.5 per metre

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  6. Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia

    Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia 25 Litre Pot 180-200cm


    Giant chunky specimen Plant 1 per metre.

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  7. Prunus Lusitanica

    Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia 60 Litre Pot 225-250cm


    Myrtifolia is a gorgeous smaller leaf that from a distance looks just like bay but with the hardiness of the laurel. They create lovely screens with their glossy evergreen foliage. If you want an excellent alternative to common laurel then these are for you.70/80cm wide - Plant 1 to the metre

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