Portuguese Laurel

Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel)

Full Sun Part Shade Dry Tolerant Frost Tolerant Wind Tolerant


Evergreen, large shrub or small spreading tree with glossy, dark green leaves. Slender spikes of small, fragrant white flowers are borne in early summer and are followed by fleshy berries. Ideal for hedging and screening. Good for topiary.

Grow in a sunny to partly shaded site in well drained soil. Tolerates regular pruning and frost as well as dry spells once established. Water after planting until established.

  • Full sun to part shade position.
  • Can easily be pruned to preferred hedge/screening height and width.

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Dry Tolerant

Frost Tolerant

Wind Tolerant


Tall Shrub

6-8m Mature Height

6-8m Mature Width

Additional information

Pot Size

20cm pot

Foliage Colour

Green tones


Full Sun, Part Shade


Dry Tolerant, Flowering, Frost Tolerant, Hedging Plant, Screening plant, Shrub (Tall Height), Wind Tolerant

Flower Colour