Prunus lusitanica
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Good for pollinators

Common Name : Portugal laurelType : ShrubHabit : BushyFoliage : EvergreenHeight : > 12 metresSpread : > 8 metresFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Juneto JulyFoliage colour : Deep greenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterTo be Sheltered Fragrant

P. lusitanica is a large evergreen shrub or small tree of spreading habit, the dark red shoots bearing deep green ovate leaves. Small, fragrant white flowers in racemes to 25cm in length in early summer, are followed by small, dark purple fruits.


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