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Prunus lus Myrtifolia
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Prunus lusitanica 'Myrtifolia'

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

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
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Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - June Flowering month - June
Scented flowers Scented flowers
Evergreen Evergreen
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Suitable for hedging Suitable for hedging
Hard prune Hard prune