Adorned with lavender in full bloom on either side, this ravishing gravel path features superb Portugal Laurel trees (Prunus lusitanica) clipped into neat mushroom shapes. Very hardy and adaptable, Portuguese laurel is an evergreen tree that looks beautiful all year round. It features small, neatly serrated, soft green leaves that resemble bay; profuse narrow flower spikes that rise up like graceful candles and make great cut flowers; pointed red berries that turn purple with age and are highly favored by birds.
Portuguese laurel can be clipped into formal geometric shapes to provide elegant winter structure. It is underplanted with Lavender 'Hidcote', a true English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), prized for its long lasting and delightful scent as well as the fashion in which its dark lavender flowers beautifully contrast with its blue-green evergreen foliage. A more erect and compact than other cultivars, this is an ideal candidate for low hedges.
Two evergreen companions that offer multi-season interest, beauty, fragrance and enable gardeners from cool winter areas to enjoy the true Mediterranean look in their garden. Both plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.