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Portugal Laurel - Prunus lusitanica or Laurocerasus lusitanica (latin)

Area of origin: South western Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 10 m, width up to 10 m (32,8').
Foliage: Evergreen.
Soil Type: All.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C.
Exposure: Full sun.

Properties and uses:
The white flowers in June, the red branches and the shiny green leaves of this tree make it a stunning addition to any garden.It can be cut to shape well, and is therefore an ideal species for creating a screening hedge.

List of Laurels:
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis), small scented greeny yellow flowers, dislikes chalky soil
Common Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia'), bright green foliage, clusters of white flowers, can be used in hedges, dislikes chalky soil
'Otto luyken' Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'), dark green leaves, narrow and upright, fragrant blossom early summer and autumn, adult height 1,50m, dislikes chalky soil

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