9th April 2016
3rd April 2020
I have planted my young specimen on the north boundary to the garden, sheltered from the wind by some mature trees.
It has been suggested to me that it may in fact be an example of the hybrid between L. azorica and L. nobilis.
Native to the Azores and Canary Islands where it can grow into a large tree.
My plant came from Trago Mills for £3.49 in 2015. I assume it was originally propagated by Burncoose Nursery. The label says:
"Canary Island Laurel. A rare plant with handsome broad green rounded leaves. Evergreen. Needs a sheltered position and fertile well drained soil."
W. J. Bean, Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles, Eighth edition.