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botanical name:
Prunus lusitanica 'Myrtifolia'
Prunus lusitanica 'Myrtifolia' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Portugal Laurel
synonyms:  Prunus lusitanica f. myrtifolia, Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia', Prunus lusitanica 'Pyramidalis'
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 5.00m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: purple
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -15°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Large evergreen, a relatively slow growing form with good bushy foliage of glossy dark green leaves neatly arranged on reddish tinted branchlets. Spikes of small fragrant white flowers in late spring. Eventually makes a dense conical tree if left unpruned.

cultivation:
Will thrive in any well drained soil, even shallow chalky ones. Drought tolerant once established.

usage:
Suitable for training as formal heding or even topiary.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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