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Re: Re: What s this tree please?

Message from Simon Hickmott

In forum: Identify a plant

This is Portuguese Laurel, Prunus lusitanica.

  • Posted: Sun. 20th September 2020 13:07

Re: Help identifying shrub

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Just a guess, could it be prunus lusitanica, or Potuguese laurel?

  • Posted: Thu. 10th October 2019 14:01

Re: Re: Unknown shrubs

Message from Benjamin Brace

In forum: Identify a plant

There are a number of differences between Prunus lusitanica and the one in the picture; notice the petiole of Prunus lus. it is definitively reddish purple in colour and much more solid than the one in the picture (also Prunus lus. leaves are a lot more glossy). Another ID feature that I noticed, the stem that has been pruned in the picture is square in profile with a white pith - classic Forsythia!

  • Posted: Tue. 29th October 2013 13:11

Re: Unknown shrubs

Message from Ben's Botanics

In forum: Identify a plant

The first looks more like Prunus lusitanica. The second almost certainly a Viburnum x bodnantense, most likely 'Dawn'

  • Posted: Sun. 27th October 2013 15:26

Re: Best implement to prune a laurel hedge?

Message from Louise Yates M.A.

In forum: General

Hi - do you mean portugese laurel? A a rule of thumb, if the hedge leaves are big like with Prunus lusitanica, then pruning with secateurs, loppers etc produces the best finish; big leaves will get shredded by trimmers & then they die back & go brown making your hedge look sad. So if it is the large-leaved laurel, do it by hand with a saw & secateurs for a professional looking finish to be proud of!

  • Posted: Tue. 28th February 2012 21:25

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: please identify this plant

Message from Vincent Dunne

In forum: Identify a plant

This looks more like Prunus lusitanica 'Variegata'. The leaves look too glossy to be Photinia. It has red stems and that would account for no red berries and also the rounded shape. It is easily managed; you can even clip it with a hedge shears if that is your thing.

  • Posted: Wed. 28th September 2011 12:49

Addition to Medium long-lasting shrub query.

Comment from Catherine Tanser

In forum: Trees and shrubs

We already have: Choisya ternate, Acuba japonica variegate, Ceanothus Southmead, Eleagnus x ebbingei gilt edge, Prunus lusitanica, Viburnum Tinus and Photinia

  • Posted: Tue. 9th August 2011 20:00

Re: Pruning Prunus lusitanica

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Prunus lusitanica

Hi, Karen,
Prunus lusitanica is in pruning group 1 which means it should be lightly pruned after flowering. Do you have it in your 'Plants I Have' list? If so, you will get detailed, monthly care instructions on what to do with it and when.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 14th February 2011 20:06

Pruning Prunus lusitanica

Question from karen mcclure

In forum: Prunus lusitanica

Hi there, please can you give me advice on pruning this plant - I want it for the back of a border and whilst it has plenty of space at the moment, I would like to know if I can prune it at a later date to keep it shrubby and bushy to avoid it getting too tall once it has established.
Any tips gratefully received
Many thanks

  • Posted: Mon. 14th February 2011 14:33

Re: Best hedging please

Message from Danny

In forum: General


How about Griselinia littoralis or Prunus lusitanica. Both are evergreen and keep fairly tight. Both form a nice formal clipped hedge which you can easily keep to 6ft.

Hope this helps

  • Posted: Tue. 24th August 2010 12:26

Re: What hedging?

Message from Marissa Zoppellini

In forum: Container gardening

Hi Keri, you haven't said what your neighbours have got, so I don't know if these will be different! Also, I am not sure if you want a tightly pruned sharp hedge or something softer. Here are some that can look good and offer a choice of attractive leaves, flowers or berries:

Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'
Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
Prunus lusitanica
Prunus laurocerasus
Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'
Pyracantha 'Orange Glow'

Hope this helps, all the best. Marissa

  • Posted: Thu. 5th August 2010 10:37

Prunus lusitanica

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Prunus lusitanica

This is often used as a hedging plant and is more tolerant of chalk than other Prunus species. It is often dense enough to be used as a nesting site by birds like the song thrush and its flowers offer nectar and pollen to bees.

  • Posted: Tue. 16th June 2009 16:52

Plants for covering a wall

Message from Marissa Zoppellini

In forum: General

Hi Mebian, I would start by putting in several ivy plants which will form a backdrop - there are many cultivars to choose from, giving a selection of large, small, variegated and curled leaves to choose from. Fatshedera lizei is an evergreen with nice leaves that could be trained up the wall. I would also recommend Mahonia x media 'Charity' (or other cultivars), Fatsia japonia, Aucuba japonica cultivar and Prunus lusitanica, which are all evergreen shrubs suited to your conditions. If there is some light available during part of the day, I would also put in honeysuckle and clematis. If you have width in your garden, put in some trees of your own. Another idea is to paint the wall, which may make it less conspicuous. All the best, Marissa

  • Posted: Sat. 16th May 2009 11:24