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£7.99  Prunus lusitanica - 2Ltr    

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Prunus lusitanica - 2Ltr
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Plant Details

Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Seasonal Interest: Multi-seasonal
Evergreen?: Yes
Hardiness  Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
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(Portugese laurel)
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Family Roseaceae
Originating from S.W Europe

A dense, bushy, evergreen shrub or small tree with red stalks bearing glossy, lustrous, dark green, slightly wavy-edged leaves. Produces a profusion of slender spikes of scented white flowers in June and dark purple berries in autumn, which may be harmful if ingested.
Despite originating from Southern Spain and Portugal it is extremely hardy and has been cultivated in the UK from the mid seventeenth century.
Few evergreens can surpass it in merit as an evergreen hedging plant, and it will even thrive in dry shade once established. But, it is a versatile plant and can be used as a backdrop to other plants in a border or, with training, transformed into an architectural topiary beauty.
Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun/shade.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 20m

Spread 20m
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