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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.
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PRUNUS lusitanica

Commonly known as Portugal laurel

LAURELS

Long racemes of scented white flowers
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Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
individually £12.00 each, 10+ £11.00 each

 

  • Evergreen - glossy, ovate to elliptic, dark- green, red-stalked leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 20m (66ft)
  • Spread - 20m (66ft)
  • Hedge - Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub - dense, bushy shrub. Produces flowers 1.5cm (½in) across in slender ascending, spreading or pendent racemes to 25cm (10in) long in early summer followed by ovoid, cherry-like red fruit 1cm (½in) across, ripening to black.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Harmful if eaten - These will give you an upset tummy, so please don't eat any of these.
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - wildlife plant - insects, birds.
  • Pests & Diseases - generally trouble-free
  • Place of origin - southwestern Europe
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Serrulate - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Elliptic - see photos above
  • Ovate
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile.
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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20m (66ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (66ft)
 

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