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Lack of Growth

I planted a standard Portugese Laurel (Prunus Lusitanica ) some 26 months ago. Soil is sandy and I keep it well watered. It looks healthy enough and I regulary feed it both via the roots and the green foliage but the 'head' (amount of foliage and size of the top) has not grown at all in the over 2 years. It looks just the same as when it was first planted. I questioned the nursery from where I purchased it but they weren't really interested or helpful. Have you any ideas what may cause this lack of growth.
Question asked by: jshepnz

Asked on: 22 Sep 2009

This sounds odd as portuguese laurel is relatively quite a fast growing plant at about 40cm growth every year, so to have no growth at all points that something is wrong.

It should be trimmed to the desired shape in the late Summer but it sounds like you can't get to that stage. Try rootgrow to see if that helps it to establish itself.

By: knowitall
Replied at: 27 Sep 2009
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