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