1/2 Standard Portuguese Laurel Prunus Lusitanica Extra Chunky 12/14 Girth 70 Litre : Beautiful Large Head, chunky stemmed Standard Portuguese Laurel. Prunus Lusitanica is a smaller leaved variety of Laurel, they make a super alternative to the more traditional topiary standards such as Bay Trees and Buxus and Ilex, leaves are a glossy dark green and keep colour throughout even the harshest winters. During the earlier summer months, May to July, depending on climate, fragrant white flowers appear, these are followed by red fruits which ripen to black. These are relatively quick growing trees, the standard stem will not grow taller but will get thicker, heads are currently around 50cm in diameter and should be trimmed a couple of times a year to keep it nice and compact. Laurel even is standard form is extremely hardy it does best planted in full sun, and requires no winter protection, they will happily sit in pots or the ground all winter.
These are big bushy chunky plants with a large crown.
Prunus Lusitanica requires very little maintenance it will grow in all soil types and is tolerant of drought, if you forget to give potted plants a water, it shouldn't be a cause for concern, they will soon bounce back.
Unfortunately the height of these plants makes it impossible for us to deliver them by courier and can only be delivered in one of our vehicles so we cannot deliver nationwide. As a rough guide we deliver to all destinations south of our nursery in the Cotswolds and upto approximately Manchester if heading north. The Website will not take your order if you are outside of one of our delivery postcodes, this will be confirmed in the checkout and basket area when postcode is entered.
We may be able to deliver outside of one of our regular areas but by arrangement only.