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Prunus Portugal laurel 180MM

Prunus ‘Portugal laurel’ – 180MM

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I am Portuguese laurel. My family originated from Western Mediterranean

Botanic Name: Prunus lusitanica

Bushy – Can be kept narrow

I am a very hardy small to medium evergreen tree with reddish-purple shoots with oval, glossy, dark green leaves. I produce slender long spikes of small fragrant, white flowers in early summer. My flowers are followed by fleshy, deep purple fruit. I do not require pruning but can be clipped to size or a formal shape desired.

Full Sun (6+ hours of direct sun)
Height: 5m Width: 3m
(Can be kept trimmed to Height: 3m Width: 2m)
I need moderate water once established
Very hardy I perform well in most soils but enjoy good drainage
I am popular and will make you happy because…
My dense habit and response to pruning makes me excellent as a screening hedge
I produce small fragrant white flowers in early summer which are followed by fleshy deep purple fruit
My flowers and fruits attract birds and beneficial insects to the garden

    Plant me:

  • in garden beds and general landscaping
  • in fragrant and sensory gardens
  • as a screening hedge

Tips for success…

I benefit from an annual pruning to maintain shape and a neat compact habit
Plant me 1.5m apart
100% Recyclable Pot and Label
Most pots and labels made from 100% recycled polypropylene

Plant family: Rosaceae
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As you design your landscape, one of the first questions to consider is the need for screens and hedges.

There are many benefits to using screening plants as a natural barrier for privacy and reducing neighborhood noise.

They provide shade and a softened visual wall for privacy.

Using Bloc It® plants as hedges or screens will provide you with a living, breathing divider that beautifies your garden and home.

Bloc it® varieties include varieties which have an upright growing habit, growing to 1.50 meters AND ABOVE (over head)
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To create some privacy


To protect from glare or direct sunlight into windows


To create shade on a patio


To reduce noise


To block an unpleasant view such as a neighbors wall, factories, shopping center or row of buildings

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