Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia is a bushy, evergreen shrub which has been widely used since Victorian times to create Italian style gardens. It has an exotic appearance with dense large dark green leaves that appear on dark red stems. Angustifolia has narrower leaves than the species with stalks and new twigs of a brighter red colour. Portuguese Laurel bears numerous racemes of scented white flowers in June, which produce red turning to black berries much loved by birds.
Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia is a frost hardy tree that does well in full sun but will thrive almost anywhere. It prefers acidic, permeable soil rich in organic matter. Once established it tolerates dry spells in summer although regular watering will result in richer and healthier foliage so continue watering in winter when the ground is not frozen.
Latin Name: Prunus Lusitanica
English Name: Portuguese Laurel, Portugal Laurel, Portugal Cherry Laurel, Cherry Bay
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: White Flowers. Purple Berries.
Flowering Period: Flowers in Summer. Berries in Autumn.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Sheltered or Exposed.
Hardiness Rating: High (H5)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -15 °C to -10 °C (5 °F to 14 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedging. Privacy Screening. Coastal styles.
Maintenance: Trimming and shaping each year in late-spring. Protect against Vine Weevil and Powdery Mildew.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Round.
Growth Speed: Medium (30cm to 60cm per year).
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watering in winter when the ground is not frozen.