Prunus lusitanica Myrtifolia (Portuguese Laurel) 3l

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Portuguese Laurel

Myrtifolia' is a smaller leaved and more compact version of the traditional Portuguese Laurel.

Portuguese Laurel is an evergreen shrub of dense, bushy habit with bright green leaves and striking red stems. 'Myrtifolia' is an award winning variety that provides a thick evergreen screen for year-round colour and structure, maintaining its vibrancy throughout winter. Small fragrant flowers appear on short spikes in early summer and are often followed by small red autumn berries. This laurel is resilient and fairly easy to grow, suiting small domestic gardens as well a larger spaces. It makes a fantastic hedge for wildlife, providing a habitat for wild birds and insects as well as  spring flowers which attract bees. This non-fussy Laurel is the perfect choice for anyone who needs low-maintenance screening, requiring just a quick annual prune to the shape and size needed. Portuguese Laurel suits both formal and informal gardens, and is particularly handy for growing in partial shade.

A tough and easy-to-grow evergreen hedge, providing year-round colour, screening and noise reduction from busy roads.

Key Features

Plant Type: Hedging Plant

Hardiness: H5 Hardy. Minimum temperature -15 to -10.

Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): H 10m x W 5m (Mature age: 20 Years)

Foliage Colour: Green

Flower Colour: White

Fragrant Flower: Yes

Aromatic Foliage: No

RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes

RHS Perfect for Pollinators: No

Foliage Type: Evergreen

Soil Type: Chalky, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Acid, Alkaline

Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained

Light Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade

Planting Style: Cottage Garden, Informal Garden, Urban Garden, Coastal Garden, Hedging & Screening, Low Maintenance Garden, Formal Garden

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter

Flowering (from - to): May - June

Sowing / Planting: Plant in autumn or spring at a spacing of around 50cm apart to form a dense hedge. If a thicker hedge is required, plant two rows of alternately staggered plants with a spacing of  50cm between rows.

Plant Care & Advice

Portuguese Laurel prefers a sunny or lightly shaded position but can also tolerate dappled shade. Suitable for exposed or enclosed gardens as well as coastal areas.

Plant in any soil as long as it is not waterlogged in winter. Water regularly in prolonged dry spells until established. Plant in a row at a spacing of around 50cm. If a thicker hedge is required, plant two rows, alternately staggered and at a spacing of approximately 50cm.  If planting in autumn, water regularly to begin with and then leave them throughout winter, before commencing watering again in late spring when the weather begins to warm. Continue to water regularly throughout the first summer until the roots have established. If planting in spring, water regularly throughout the first summer. It can then be left to source its own water from the following autumn onwards.

While your hedge is growing, trim it lightly after flowering to encourage it to branch outwards and create a bushy habit. Allow it to grow a little bigger each time until it's reached the desired height, then clip annually in summer to maintain the shape.