Prunus Lusitanica Portuguese Laurel

A broad-spreading tree, this is a popular screening and hedging option. With glossy dark leaves and cream flowers in spring, followed by black berriers, it can be trimmed to topiary standards or left to grow wild and beautiful.


  • Visual appeal
  • Evergreen
  • Cold and drought hardy

Note, berries are poisonous to animals. 


  • Dry or moist soils
  • Full sun/ partial shade
  • Can grow to 12m