Prunus ‘Lucitanica’

Portugeuse Laurel


  • Dark green foliage with red stems on new shoots.
  • Short growing season of spring to mid summer.
  • Flowers in spring and are very fragrant.


  • Mostly used for hedging.  Can be topped from 1 metre in height.
  • Used as standards for stand alone planting or as a pletched hedge.

Growing Conditions

  • Full sun to light shade.
  • Very frost and wind hardy..
  • Moderately coastal hardy.
  • Grows in dry to very moist soil conditions.
Height Width
5 year old tree 1.2m 1.0m
10 year old tree 2.5m 2.0m
Country of Origin:   Southern Europe, North Africa
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