Prunus lusitanica ‘Myrtifolia’ Prunus

Prunus

Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia'

Description: Known as the narrow leaf Portuguese Laurel or Portugal Laurel, makes a dense, fairly vigorously-growing evergreen with small, oval, dark-green leaves. The numerous, fragrant, narrow flower spikes rise up like elegant candles and are often followed by pointed red berries that turn purple with age.

History: In cultivation since 1892. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Prunus Growing Tips: Best grown in well-drained soil, in full sun to achieve the best flower display and autumn colour. Will tolerate most soil types including chalk and clay.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 2.5m x 2m

Attributes

  • Evergreen: Evergreen
  • Suitable for hedging
  • Scented flowers
  • Flowering month: June
  • Can be hard pruned
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • S Size: Small

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