Prunus lusitanica 'Aungustifolia' (Portuguese Laurel) - Root Ball plants
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Portugese Laurel, makes a brilliant evergreen hedge or specimen shrub. Thin and quite long deep green leaves are quite dark and area striking addition to the garden as a hedge, they also are easily spotted as the stems are red. Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia' is known is an unusual species of Cherry, and does have fragrant white flowers if it is pruned rather than sheared.
How many should you plant? 3 plants per meter, but if you you buy the 125-150cm or larger, plant just 2 per meter.
How fast do they grow? Portugese laurel are medium paced growing, cut your hedge once a year, two cuts maximum required.
Hardiness? Frost resistant hardy plants, even the coldest frosts will not be a problem.
Soil type? Lightly acidic, like most plants, when planting it is best to add some multi purpose compost to help the hedge take.