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A Lovely Mediterranean Path

Lavender Hedges, Lavender Paths


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.

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Pathways
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Formal Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 5 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Birds, Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders , Pathways
Garden Styles City and Courtyard , Formal Garden , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders Great Plant Combination Ideas with Prunus - Flowering Trees


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