Hedging Prunus Lusitanica Rootballed / Potted

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Hedging Prunus Lusitanica rootballed 200 - 225cm plant height, width 50cm - AVAILABLE NOW
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Prunus Lusitanica Portuguese Laurel

Prunus Lusitanica or Portuguese Laurel is an attractive subtle alternative to other evergreen hedging plants – darker leaves are visually less intrusive tan say common laurel but just as hardy and practical.

Prunus lusitanica can get established in fairly poor soil even chalky soil and is relatively maintenance free – needs a cut back in early summer.

A very strong plus point for this plant is it’s ability to cope with dry even drought conditions.

Planting Instructions For Prunus Lusitanica Hedge

First thing to remember is to leave the hessian / wire root ball on the plant – this is to protect the plan to thrive with out the root system being disturbed.

Dig a trench so that when plant is placed it forms a slight basin to allow the water to run in. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the trench and scoop out the bottom three inches/ 75mm and replace with multi purpose compost. Sprinkle a handful of bone meal on top of the dug out trench at the point where the root balls meet the bottom of the trench. Back fill making sure that the soil ground level is slightly above the soil level of the top of the root ball.

Water each day unless it has rained heavily for at least the first season. Prune back years growth in May.

Planting Distances Portuguese Laurel

80-100cm (2.5-3 feet) 2 PER METER (50CM CENTRE)

100-125cm (3-4 feet) 2 PER METER

125-150cm (4-5 feet) 2 PER METER

150-175cm (5.5 to 6 feet) 2 PER METER (50CM CENTRE)

175-200cm (6 feet to 6 ¾ feet) 1.5 PER METER (65CM CENTRE)

200-2.25cm (6 ¾ feet to 7 feet 3”) 1 PER METER

2.5-3cm (8 feet to 10 feet) 1 PER METER

EXAMPLE 50 METER (150 FEET) GARDEN =100 plants at 1.25 To 1.5 Meter required

EVERGREEN OR DECIDUOUS : evergreen

GROWTH HEIGHT WIDTH TIME 20 ft X 20 ft IN 20 YEARS HEIGHT PER YEAR :30CM OR 1 FOOT PER YEAR

PRUNE back years growth in May and again in September if required.

LIGHT : full sun or partial shade

ASPECT north south east west

MOSITURE well drained

SOIL : Chalk Loam sand Clay

PH: acid neutral alkaline