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Tree Prunus lusitanica Evergreen Prunus, Portuguese Laurel
Description This is a very hardy evergreen shrub or small tree. Its dense habit lends itself well to hedging and screening and as it responds well to pruning, it is even ideal as a large standard. Bark is blackish-brown and the leaves are glossy, dark green and oval in shape, with new growth being lime green in colour. Small white flower heads decorate the tree in spring followed by cherry-like fruits which are green or reddish green at first, and turn dark purple or black as they ripen in late summer or early autumn.
Foliage Evergreen
Form Round
Mature Size 5 x 3m
Uses Prunus lusitanica can be used effectively as a layered backdrop to smaller trees and plants. Clipped, it makes a suitable hedge or screen.
Position & Soil Prefers a well drained, moist soil in a sunny or partly shady position but will tolerate dry periods once established. Takes well to pruning.
Features Evergreen Round Small Formal Screening Hedging
Pot sizes in production 30cm/14L (0.5-1.0m)
40cm/27L (0.8-1.0m)
50cm/52L (1.4-1.7m)
100L (1.4-1.6m)
200L (1.8-2.2m)
Substitutes Acmena smithii 'BWNFIR Firescreen PBR'
Arbutus unedo
Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold'
Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Leightons Green'
Ficus microcarpa hillii
Ficus microcarpa hillii 'Flash'
Luma apiculata
Magnolia grandiflora 'Exmouth'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Kay Parris'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Little Gem'
Magnolia grandiflora 'St Mary's'
Magnolia grandiflora 'Teddy Bear'
Photinia glabra 'Rubens'
Photinia robusta
Pittosporum eugenioides 'Variegatum'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Song'
Syzygium australe 'AATS' PBR Pinnacleâ„¢'
Syzygium australe 'Hinterland Gold'
Syzygium australe 'ST1' Opal Maze
Syzygium australe 'ST2'
Syzygium australe 'Select Form'
Thuja plicata 'Fastigiata'
Viburnum odoratissimum 'Awabuki'
Viburnum tinus
Waterhousea floribunda 'ST1' Whisper

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