Prunus lus. Brenalia aerial screening
Prunus lus. Brenalia aerial screening (also called Portugal Laurel) is a small leaved evergreen shrub, if trained carefully it can make a single stem that can then have the foliage trained along the top to form aerial screening. The leaves are smaller than the straight Prunus lusitanica and are a polished dark green colour set on to a reddish stem.
Prunus lus. Brenalia aerial screening is a small leaved evergreen shrub. They are best known for making stunning evergreen hedges but with careful selection and training selected plants can be trained in to making a straight single stem and these straight stemmed plants can then be made into Prunus lus. Brenalia aerial screening
The leaves of Prunus lus. Brenalia aerial screening are smaller than the leaves of 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. If the plant does flower it is advisable to trim of the flower heads as they fade and before they set fruit as the fruit can stain decorative paving and decking if it falls from the tree when it is ripe.
It is happy being grown on shallow chalk soils where it is a good replacement for the Cherry Laurel in this situation. It is also happy growing in heavy shade which makes it great for creating aerial screening when there are over hanging trees
Prunus lus. Brenalia aerial screening makes a great substitute for Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis) looking very similar but being a lot more cold resistant.
Prunus lus. Brenalia aerial screening should be clipped at least twice a year to maintain a good finish but in years with good growth may need more. When clipped regularly Prunus lus. Angustifolia aerial screening can produce a very tight dense hedge which is as good as English Yew (Taxus baccata).
If allowed to grow un-trimmed they will naturally form a dense cone up to about 5 metres in height.
We grow this with a 110cm and150cm clear stem and with an aerial screen on top, this is one of our most popular evergreen aerial panel.
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110cm clear stem, 100 x 120cm panel, 0cm clear stem, 300cm x 150cm panel, 150cm clear stem, 150cm x 150cm panel, 180cm clear stem, 150cm x 150cm panel