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Prunus lusitanica

Even at a relatively ‘young’ age, Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese laurel) develops a thick, sometimes grooved, characterful trunk. It is an ideal evergreen for camouflaging buildings or limiting views. With its beautiful silhouettes, it also looks great as a characterful solitary trunk or multi-stem. It has glossy dark green leaves and its crown naturally grows fairly round and compact.

In early summer, it develops elongated white flowers, followed by blue-purple fruits. Because of its compact crown, it is also an ideal species to prune into shape. Alternatively, we prune some crowns just a little to see even more of the beautiful branching and get a slightly more transparent crown.

At the crowns with a slight transparency, the sunlight is beautifully filtered.
The elongated white blooms of Prunus lusitanica.
Unique multi-stemmed specimens up to 8 m tall.
Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia' flat ball
H 80/120 W 250/300
Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia' standard
H 500/550 W 400/450
These characterful specimens have been lightly organically pruned for years which now gives them their unique silhouette.
The dark fruits are eagerly eaten by birds.