Portuguese Laurel

Rest on your Laurels!

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The deep green, leathery foliage forms a dense canopy on this hardy evergreen large shrub, or small tree.

Spring to summer, racemes (to 15cm), of fragrant, white flowers form on the ends of branches. The delightful flowers smell of Hawthorn.

The new stems of Portuguese Laurel are red, they then age to pale grey.

Portuguese Laurel is a useful as a screening plant and can be pruned to form a hedge. It can also be used as a specimen or street tree as it has a naturally beautiful form. If it's too big for you as it is, can prune them into standards, or all sorts of shapes and sizes.

Plant Portuguese Laurel in well drained soil in a full sun to lightly shaded position. Portuguese Laurel takes a while to settle in, adding some fertiliser while it is young will help to get it established more quickly, and once it is off, the growth rate increases.

Code

PRLPL

Botantical name

Prunus lusitanica

Height

5-12m

Width

10m

Flowers

Spring to Summer

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Frost hardiness

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Bare rooted

Water needs

1