Skinny Green Giant Needed
(BennyBeg.co.uk) A neighbor of ours recently cut down NINETEEN (yes, 19) trees in their yard. I am mourning the lush green canopy that was once there. The privacy the tress provided was perfect. I have decided to make lemonade out of the lemons. I am going to refurbish the formal garden at the back of our property. I need to select a "backdrop" hedge that will accompany an old stacked stone wall. Here's the problem: I need an evergreen plant that will take part sun/part shade, grow to about…
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Prunus lusitanica (Portugal Laurel)
Native to the Iberian Peninsula, Prunus lusitanica (Portugal Laurel) is a beautiful, large evergreen shrub or small tree with dark brown bark, glossy dark green, leathery leaves (5 in. long or 12 cm), and stems of a lovely deep rhubarb color. It is decorated in late spring or early summer with a profusion of pretty racemes of fragrant, tiny white flowers, which are followed by small red cherries that ripen to dark-purple by fall. While the ripe berries should not be consumed, birds will…
Prunus lusitanica Tree
Common name: Portuguese Laurel. Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit. Seasons of interest: Year round. Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 6 metres. Foliage: Glossy, evergreen. Flowers: Racemes of creamy white flowers. Soil: Tolerates most types that are well-drained, including chalky.
Michelia figo syn. Magnolia figo
Michelia figo is sturdy, dense, evergreen shrub with a rounded and bushy habit. It is grown for its wonderful magnolia like creamy-yellow flowers with red maroon splashes towards the centre and red-maroon margins. The flowers are produced during spring