Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Laurel

  • Description
Large evergreen shrub or small tree dark glossy green oval leaves. Dull white hawthorn scented flowers in slender racemes late spring/summer followed by fruits. Moist to dry conditions but will not tolerate wet feet. Excellent for hedges or Topiary or can be allowed to grow as a screen
Height x Width 5 x 4
Height Range Medium 5-10m
Growth Rate Moderate
Plant Type Tree
Shape Conical
Country of Origin Western Europe, France, Spain Portugal, Morocco
Similar to Consider Camellias, Laurus Nobilis, Michelia Figo, Syzygium resilience, Pittosporums, Corokia, Griselinia, Ficus, Ilex largo, Olea El Greco, Eugenia Ventinatii
  • Leaf
Leaf Colour Dark Green
  • Flower
Flower Colour White
Fragrant? Yes
  • Uses
Specimen Yes
Accent Yes
Hedging Yes
  Note: Growth, height and grade information are given in good faith but are subject to natural variables beyond our control.