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Prunus lusitanica - 'Variegata' (Variegated Portugal Laurel)

Prunus lusitanica - 'Variegata' (Variegated Portugal Laurel)
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Type Hedging & Screening, Evergreen, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Variegated green-white Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Prunus lusitanica Description

A slowing variegated evergreen shrub that can be readily pruned to shape, thus making it suitable for hedging and screening. Slower growing and coping with most soil types this is a manageable alternative to common laurel, especially in smaller gardens.


Prunus lusitanica - Cultivation Notes

A fine variegated evergreen small tree that can be readily pruned to shape, thus making it suitable for hedging and screening. Slower growing and coping with most soil types this is a manageable alternative to common laurel, especially in smaller gardens.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Prunus lusitanica:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Fruit / berry producing
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Prunus lusitanica:

  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest

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