Prunus lus. Angustifolia Trough
£72.50 ex. VAT
Prunus lus. Angustifolia trough hedging is also known as Portugal Laurel and has a small privet like leaves that are a nice dark green and are supported on reddish stems. It trims up into a dense very smart hedge and adds class and elegance to a garden.
Prunus lus. Angustifolia
Prunus lus. Angustifolia trough hedging commonly called Portugal Laurel is a small leaved evergreen shrub. The leaves are smaller than the straight Prunus lusitanica and are a polished dark green colour. These attractive leaves are held on a reddish stem which does fade in colour as the plant becomes older. If left un-trimmed it can produce a white candle like flower in the late spring which is then followed by small black berries. If the plant is trimmed regularly it will not flower or set fruit as they will be trimmed off. It is happy being grown on shallow chalk soils and is a good replacement for the Cherry Laurel in these situations.
Prunus lus. Angustifolia trough hedging makes a great substitute for Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis) looking very similar but being a lot more cold resistant. Prunus lus. Angustifolia is sometimes called Prunus lus. Myrtifolia or Pyramidalis. They were first recorded as being grown in this country in 1892.
When clipped regularly Prunus lus. Angustifolia trough hedging can produce a very tight dense hedge which is as good as English Yew (Taxus baccata). It can also be clipped up into Balls and Lollipops to add interest to the hedge.
If allowed to grow un-trimmed they will naturally form a dense cone up to about 5 metres in height.
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Length 100 cm, Width 20 cm, Height 70-90 cm, Length 100 cm, Width 20 cm, Height 80-100 cm