Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia



Botanical name: Prunus lusitanica

Common name: Portuguese laurel


Height & Spread: 3M X 1M

Planting spacing: 40cm apart

Where to plant: Full sun but does very well in partial shade

Pruning: August/September

Leaves: Evergreen 

Irish Weather Hardiness: Hardy

Portuguese Laurel  boasts luscious dark green, pointed, glossy leaves on striking deep pink or maroon stems.

This evergreen hedging plant has small fragrant white flowers (loved by bees and butterflies) in the Summer and small red fruits (incredibly popular with birds), turning black, in autumn.

Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia is easy to grow in all soils and situations except  coastal positions although some wind protection is advised in areas where windburn could pose a problem.

This species has a medium growth rate so it is quite easy to maintain and shape and should only need one trim per year in late Summer.