10 May Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel
DESCRIPTION: This lovely, evergreen shrub or small spreading tree produces attractive, glossy, dark green leaves. During the summer months, slender spikes of small, fragrant white flowers are borne and followed by fleshy berries. This is an excellent plant for hedging and screening.
TREE CARE: Plant in well drained and worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until the tree is established. Fertilise when planting and again after the new growth.