Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel)
- Usually Flowers : June
Dense, evergreen shrub or spreading tree bearing pointed, dark green, glosy leaves on bright carmine stems. Scented, white flowers in long, slender racemes produced in June. Ht.10mt.(30ft.). Small red fruits after flowers that turn black in winter. Prefers light to medium shade, but will tolerate deep shade or full sun. Requires moist, well-drained soil. Very good hedging plant.