A great hedging plant that has dark green leaves on bright red stems and branches.
Portuguese Laurel is a lovely, large, evergreen shrub whose glossy green leaves sprout from colourful red stalks. Small white, slightly fragrant flowers appear each year in early summer, they are sometimes followed by pretty red berries which eventually turn dark purple. Portuguese Laurel is an excellent hedging plant, that does well in the British climate and is very tolerate of drought and chalky soils.
All of our Hedging Plants allow you to style your garden in a range of different ways, not just because of their varied colours, but also because of the way you choose to trim and maintain them. Prune them regularly to achieve a neat, clean form, or let them bush-out a little to create a more natural appearance. Whether you’re using a hedge to give your garden some privacy, or as protection from the weather, road and noise pollution, you’ll want to choose a plant that complements the rest of your garden’s visual appearance. All of our Hedging Plants have evergreen foliage – giving you some pleasant greenery to look at all-year-round.
Latin Name: Prunus Lusitanica
English Name: Portuguese Laurel, Portugal Laurel, Portugal Cherry Laurel, Cherry Bay
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: White Flowers. Purple Berries.
Flowering Period: Flowers in Summer. Berries in Autumn.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedging. Privacy Screening. Coastal styles.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped (if desired) each year in late-spring. Protect against Vine Weevil and Powdery Mildew.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Round.
Growth Speed: Medium (30cm to 60cm per year).
Starting Height: 60cm to 300cm (2.0 ft to 10.0 ft)
Final Height: 900cm (30.0 ft)
Starting Sideways Spread: 30cm to 150cm (1.0 ft to 4.9 ft)
Final Sideways Spread: 600cm (20.0 ft)
Pot Included: 5 Litre Plastic Pot to 100 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 78cm to 353cm (2.6 ft to 11.6 ft)
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watering in winter when the ground is not frozen.