A popular evergreen shrub with dark, glossy leaves which contrast beautifully with the striking red of its new stems, the Portuguese Laurel is a classic hedging plant and perfect for formal areas of the garden as well as for specimen planting.
With its dainty, fragrant white flowers produced in early summer on short tassels, it provides year-round interest, even producing small dark berries later in the season.
Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia will thrive in sun or partial shade, even tolerating dry shade if it is watered regularly.
Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.
One of the hardier laurels, it will tolerate cold down to -15°C and is easy to maintain and shape, just needing a clip in the summer as it is naturally a neat plant.
Supplied as an established plant in a 2L pot, ready for immediate planting, the Portuguese laurel will reach 12m x 8m in ideal conditions.
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