Scientific Name: Prunus lusitanica
Common Name: Portugal laurel
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen, Invasive plant
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 10 - 15m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, Screening
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Elliptic, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Raceme, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Drupe, Blue, Black, Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Leaves about 8cm long, alternate, glossy dark green with undulating serrated margin (red petiole and red stems distinguish it from P. laurocerasus).