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Portuguese Laurel | Prunus lusitanica - Height 200-220cm - Girth 8-10cm - 20lt

Portuguese Laurel | Prunus lusitanica - Height 200-220cm - Girth 8-10cm - 20lt

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Prunus Lusitanica is a vigorous, evergreen shrub of bushy, spreading habit, dark brown bark, dense branches, vivid red when young, with leathery, glossy, dark green leaves. Small, fragrant, white flowers bloom in profusion in summer and are followed by dark purple fruits in autumn. Attractive to pollinators and birds. Prunus Lusitanica grows best in moderately fertile, moist, well-drained soil, but is adaptable to a wide range of soils, even poor, shallow, or chalky. It prefers full sun to partial shade, but is tolerant of full shade as well. Once established, it is resistant to drought, heat, wind, and air pollution. Low maintenance plant, tolerant of hard pruning. Generally, pest-free. Portuguese Laurel Cherry is a beautiful plant, perfect for long-lasting privacy hedges in informal, cottage, and woodland gardens, especially in shady areas. It forms dense and attractive windbreaks and screens. It reduces noise and pollution, therefore, suitable for urban areas. Great for banks and slopes and shrub borders.
  • Common Name

    Portuguese Laurel Cherry

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To

    Iberian Peninsula

  • Flower

    small, fragrant, white flowers

  • Foliage

    leathery, glossy, dark green leaves

  • Maturation period

    20–50 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height

more than 12m

Mature Width

more than 8m

Shape / habit


Preferred Location


North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

acid, alkaline, neutral, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




all year



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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

What you will not find is hot tubs, garden furniture and plastic garden gnomes. In a nutshell, trees is what we know and trees is what we do, and only trees (and some shrubs to go with the trees).

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