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A picture of a Portugal Laurel 'Tico'

Portugal Laurel 'Tico'

Prunus lusitanica ssp. azorica 'Tico'

Also known as

Azores Laurel Cherry 'Tico'

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Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

6.5m

4.5m

Min

5m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Portugal Laurel 'Tico' Overview

Prunus lusitanica subsp. azorica 'Tico' also known as Portugal Laurel 'Tico', this evergreen, bushy shrub bears red-purple shoots and medium green leaves, which are red when young. In summer, spikes of small, fragrant, white flowers are produced. Prunus lusitanica subsp. azorica 'Tico' is the preferred selling name of Prunus lusitanica subsp. azorica 'Ybrazo01' (PBR) and is protected under intellectual property laws by Plant Breeders' Rights. These provide the breeder of new plants exclusive control over the plant material for a set amount of time.

Common problems with Portugal Laurel 'Tico'

How to propagate Portugal Laurel 'Tico'

Seed

You can propagate the deciduous species by seeds in the autumn.

Cuttings

Propagate deciduous hybrids by softwood cuttings in summer. Increase evergreens by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

Special features of Portugal Laurel 'Tico'

Attractive leaves

Hedge plant

Drought resistant

Other uses of Portugal Laurel 'Tico'

Banks, hedging, specimen. Summer interest.