Great Southern Tree Farm

138 Scotsdale Rd Denmark WA 6333

Phone: 0416 018 484



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Prunus lusitanica

  • Prunus lusitanica, Portugal Laurel, is a very hardy evergreen, large shrub or small tree. It has beautiful dark green glossy leaves with the new growth being lighter in colour. Small white, fragrant flowers appear in spring on slender spikes and follow with red/purple berries through the summer.

    It will grow in full sun or part sun and tolerates most soil conditions. Well draining soil is preferable, and it will tolerate frost and coastal exposure.

    Portugal Laurel responds well to pruning and is extensively used as a 2 – 3mt hedge or screen.

    Unpruned, it and can grow 6-10mts tall and 6mts wide and so can also be used as a small shade tree.