Prunus lusitanica ( Portugese Laurel) Wholesale Nurseries
Prunus lusitanica – Portugal Laurel
Used widely as a hedge and sometimes as a standard Prunus lusitanica or Portugal Laurel has a growth rate of 2/3m a year in good conditions.
As a hedging plant or screen, P. lusitanica can easily be clipped to between 2 and 4 metres. If left to its own devices it will become an attractive small spreading tree, useful for shade as a background plant.
Glossy dark green foliage is attractive through the year, scented white flowers spikes in summer are small but attractive. Small red berries follow the flowers.
Ideally grown as a hedge, at the rear of the border as a backdrop to other plants or as a small tree. Generally available as potted plants from 1m to 2m in height.
Prunus lusitanica Landscaping Uses
- Excellent as a background tree in border or general garden where an evergreen screen is desired.
- Widely used as a hedge as it takes well to pruning.
- Full sun to part shade.
- Well drained humus rich moist soil.
- Tolerates dry conditions once established.
- Frost tolerant.
- Hedges well to 3m +
- Tolerates 2nd level coastal conditions.
- Can be used for topiary
- Easy to prune
Forms and species include : P. lusitanica ‘Myrtifolia’, P. lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’, P. lusitanica – ‘Variegata’ (Variegated Portugal Laurel), P. lusitanica azorica (Azores laurel cherry)
Prunus lusitanica is available for sale from the following wholesalers
111 Stanhope Road Theresa Park NSW 2570
Offering a variety of sun hardy Australian natives and exotic trees, shrubs, groundcover's and perennials from semi advanced through to super advanced and semi-mature stock.
(03) 9756 6105
Deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. Flowering, Fruiting and Ornamental. Bare root and containerised 20cm to advanced. Strictly wholesale.