The 'Portugal Laurel'. A small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree, 'Myrtifolia' is slightly smalled leaved than the species with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks. Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks and the tree can be shaped for more informal effect. Produces very attractive, small, white, hawthorn scented flowers in June/July, carried in long slender racemes, followed by egg-shaped, fleshy, deep purple fruits. Good for screens, hedges.
- Position: Full sun or dappled shade
- Soil: Suitable for most well drained soils
- Eventual Size: Mature height (after ten years): 20m high,15m spread
- Habit: Small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree, hardy and adaptable
- Common Names: Portugal Laurel
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