The Plant Company

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Telephone:
01403 740100

Email:
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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


 

The Plants

Prunus lusitanica 120/140cm

portugese laurel

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£47.99

Portuguese Laurel or Prunus Lusitanica is a fully hardy evergreen shrub which is highly adaptable and easily clipped into shapes making it a good choice for topiary designs. This lovely tree was a favourite of the Victorians who used it to create Italianate gardens at many stately homes throughout the UK.

Type

  • Trees

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing

Uses

  • Beds and borders
  • Flower arranging
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers
  • Mediterranean style garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Winter interest
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun, partial or full shade. Dislikes shallow chalky soil. Prune in either spring or summer. Mature plants can tolerate hard pruning in spring, cutting back to the old wood.

Dimensions

Size: Medium

Pot size: Root balled

Eventual height: 1200cm

Eventual spread: 800cm

Positions

  • Light shade
  • Sun

Aspects

  • South
  • East
  • West
  • North

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline