Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (1993)
Good for pollinators
Common Name : Portugal laurelFamily : RosaceaeType : ShrubHabit : BushyHeight : > 12 metresSpread : > 8 metresFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Juneto JulyFoliage : EvergreenFoliage colour : Deep greenSunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / Neutral / AlkalineSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterFragrantHardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
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.