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Prunus lusitanica | Pacific Nurseries

Prunus lusitanica

Common Name | Portuguese laurel
Popular Plant Non-CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
Non-CA Native
Shrub + Tree
Prunus lusitanica is an evergreen shrub or small tree growing to 20′. The bark is blackish-brown and leaves are alternate glossy dark green above and lighter below. They resemble the Bay laurel and it’s often mistaken for one. This tree produces small cherry-like fruit that turns dark purple or black when ripe in late summer or early autumn.

Prunus lusitanica 

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
Some Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 20-30′ High
Growth | 10-15′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | White
Moderate Water
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Sandy, Rocky, Clay, Well-Drained
Special Features = Low Maintenance | Deer Resistant | Award Winner | Summer-dry Tolerant
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Prunus lusitanica 
Sizes Grown | 15 gal, 24″ box

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