Portuguese Laurel boasts luscious dark green, pointed glossy leaves on striking deep pink or maroon stems. Portuguese Laurel has a classical quality to it and makes it ideal for formal situations.
This evergreen hedging plant has small white flowers, (which are loved by bees and butterflies) in the summer and small red fruits (popular with birds), turning black in autumn. Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia is easy to grow in all soils and situations, including dry shade (although it will need to be kept moist and fed until established) and is a particularly good choice for chalk soils.
Portuguese Laurel is very hardy, although some wind protection is advised in areas where windburn could cause a problem. This species has a medium growth rate, so it is quite easy to maintain and should only need one trim per year in late summer.
- Fast-growing evergreen hedge
- Interesting red stems