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Portuguese Laurel 2L Pot

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Portuguese Laurel

is a specific cultivar of the evergreen shrub or small tree commonly known as Prunus Lusitanica or narrow-leaved cherry laurel. It is a member of the Rosaceae family and is closely related to Prunus laurocerasus (cherry laurel) but is distinct due to its narrower leaves and slightly different growth habit.

Characteristics of Prunus angustifolia ‘Lusitanica’:

Appearance: ‘Lusitanica’ is a dense, upright, and bushy shrub or small tree that typically grows to a height of 3 to 6 meters (10 to 20 feet) with a similar spread. It has a compact growth habit with slender, lance-shaped leaves.

Leaves: One of the key features that distinguish ‘Lusitanica’ from other laurel species is its narrow leaves. The leaves are glossy, dark green, and measure around 4 to 8 centimeters (1.5 to 3 inches) in length.

Flowers: In late spring to early summer, ‘Lusitanica’ produces small, fragrant, white flowers in clusters. The flowers attract pollinators like bees.

Fruit: After flowering, the shrub may develop small, black, or red cherry-like fruit. However, the fruits are not typically consumed by humans and can be toxic.

Uses of Prunus angustifolia ‘Lusitanica’:

Hedging and screening: Similar to other laurel species, ‘Lusitanica’ is well-suited for creating hedges and screens due to its dense growth, evergreen nature, and attractive foliage.

Ornamental purposes: The glossy leaves and fragrant flowers make ‘Lusitanica’ an aesthetically pleasing choice for garden beds, borders, or as a specimen plant in the landscape.

Privacy and windbreak: When planted in rows, ‘Lusitanica’ can provide privacy and act as a windbreak, making it suitable for creating secluded areas in gardens.

Erosion control: The shrub’s robust root system can help stabilize soil, making it useful for erosion control on slopes.

As with other laurel species, it’s essential to be aware of the potential toxicity of the leaves and fruit, especially if planted in areas accessible to children and pets. Pruning and shaping can be done to control the size and form of the shrub and maintain its overall health. Choosing suitable planting locations and providing proper care, such as well-drained soil and adequate sunlight, will contribute to the successful growth of Prunus angustifolia ‘Lusitanica.’

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Height
20/30cm

Growth rate
30cm per year

Planting Distance
4 per metre

 

Height
20/30cm

 

Growth Rate
30cm per year

 

Planting Distance
4 per metre

 

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