Prunus lusitanica 'Variegata'

Prunus lusitanica 'Variegata'

Description:  A large shrub with dense evergreen foliage which is less vigourous than the species and so making it suitable for the smaller garden.  The leaves are dark green edged with creamy white.  In addition, the shrub produces upright spikes of white flowers in spring.

Uses: Good to lighten a shady corner and providing contrast against a range of greenery. Also suited to use as hedging as responds well to pruning.

Climate/Position: Prefers light shade and avoid full sun which may scorch the variagation

Height/Spread: 5-7 metres x 4 metres spread.

Soil Requirements: Any moisture retentive soil that is not too wet in winter. Can tolerate dry shade.

Pruning: Can be left unpruned to form large evergreen shrub. However, responds well to trimming if shaping and size control required, also can be trimmed as a hedge in June or clipped three times a year (February, June and October) if used for topiary.

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