Prunus lusitanica Brenelia
A new and slightly more compact form of Portuguese Laurel, Prunus lusitanica Brenelia has wavy edged leaves that are deep green and glossy making this plant look immaculate all year round. This new cultivar also has more conspicuous burgundy red young stems.
Prunus lusitanica Brenelia is a little slower growing than the usual variety and will attain around 3 metres when mature, it would certainly make a very handsome evergreen hedge of between 100 and 250cm. Shrubs and untrimmed hedges will produce attractive creamy flower clusters in May and June followed by red fruits that ultimately ripen to purple and are popular with birds.
Evergreen Laurels are one of our best sellers and grow in all soil types, this species is the best choice for chalky soils where the Common Laurel can become pale and yellow, they are also very hardy, a good choice in more difficult and exposed locations.
Like all Laurel hedges, we recommend trimming or pruning in Autumn or Spring. When planting you may like to consider adding Rootgrow to the planting holes to give your new hedge the best start.
How to grow Laurel Brenelia
Position: Full sun, partial shade, moderate shade.
Foliage: Evergreen, leaves are retained on the shrub or hedge all year round.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: May and June
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 300cm high x 200cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Prune or trim in Autumn or Spring.
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Beautiful bushy plants grown in our fields for several years, they are lifted in season (October-Early May) with the immediate root ball which is wrapped in hessian for protection. Strong plants giving instant impact at moderate cost.
We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.