AWARD

PRUNUS lusitanica

Commonly known as Portugal laurel

LAURELS

Long racemes of scented white flowers
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Glossy, ovate to elliptic, dark- green, red-stalked leaves to 12cm (5in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    20m (66ft)
  • Spread
    20m (66ft)
  • Hedge
    Ideal for hedging
  • Tall Shrub
    Dense, bushy shrub. Produces flowers 1.5cm (½in) across in slender ascending, spreading or pendent racemes to 25cm (10in) long in early summer followed by ovoid, cherry-like red fruit 1cm (½in) across, ripening to black.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

PRUNUS lusitanica

 
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  • Additional Features
    Berries
    These plants have berries.
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, birds.
    Pests & Diseases
    Generally trouble-free
    Place of origin
    Southwestern Europe
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 5
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
    Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
    When: Annually after flowering.

    RHS group 8
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile.
  • Toxic - Category C
    Harmful if eaten
    (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Rabbit Resistant
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20m (66ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  20m (66ft)
 

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