Prunus lusitanica

Evergreen Prunus, Portugese Laurel

This is a very hardy evergreen shrub or small tree. It's 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.

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This tree currently has the following pot sizes in production.
30cm/14L n/a In production
40cm/27L 0.8-1.0m Available now
50cm/52L 1.4-1.7m In production
100L 2.0-2.2m Available now
Common Name Evergreen Prunus, Portugese Laurel
Foliage Evergreen 271
Form Round 138
Mature Size 5 x 3m
Family Rosaceae 33
Genus Prunus 12
Species Lusitanica 1
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 positionbut will tolerate dry periods once established. Takes well to pruning.
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Delivery
Based in Melbourne, Australia, our trucks deliver into Melbourne and its greater metropolitan area. We utilise green life freight companies to deliver beyond that point into country Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland. We have certification ICA42 for the treatment of Myrtaceae stock delivered into South Australia. Due to quarantine restrictions we are unable to deliver into Western Australia and Tasmania. International delivery is not offered.

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