Prunus lusitanica 'Brenelia'
The 'Portugal Laurel' is a small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree with glossy, dark green, ovate leaves on red stalks
Creates nice winter colour with the reddish stalks.
Tree can be shaped for more informal effect and is suitable for container growing
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): 5m high,2m spread
- Habit: small to medium to large-sized evergreen tree, hardy and adaptable
- Foliage: evergreen, bushy
- Also known as: Cherry bay, Portuguese laurel
- Winter interest: reddish stalks.
- Common Names: Portugal Laurel 'Brenelia'
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