Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Laurel


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Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Laurel



HEIGHT: 5.0m

WIDTH: 3.0m

*height & width at maturity

FORM: Dense small tree or shrub. Can be trained as a standard from a young age.

FOLIAGE: Glossy dark green and ovate. New growth is lime green.

FLOWERS and FRUIT: Small white flower heads appear in spring followed by green cherry like fruits that mature to red., dark purple then black in late summer or early autumn

BARK: Blackish brown


LANDSCAPE USES: Hedging – formal or informal, specimen

TOLERANCES: Prefers a well drained, moist soil in a sunny or partly shady position but will tolerate dry periods and frost once established.

TREE CARE: Responds well to pruning. Fertilise in early spring with a complete fertiliser.

Additional information

Pot Size

25cm pot (10" pot), 33cm pot / 12" pot, 45L bag / 40cm pot, 75L bag / 50cm pot


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