Also known as
Cherry Bay, Portuguese Laurel Cherry
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50 years to reach maturity
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Portugal Laurel Overview
This is a beautiful flowering evergreen, mainly grown for its attractive foliage. It is an adaptable tree which can be used as a small tree or trained into a large shrub. They will withstands the suns heat and wind. The fruit is red turning purple, readily eaten by the birds. The flowers are small, white and in clusters about 10 inches long.
Common problems with Portugal Laurel
How to propagate Portugal Laurel
You can propagate the deciduous species by seeds in the autumn.
Propagate deciduous hybrids by softwood cuttings in summer. Increase evergreens by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Special features of Portugal Laurel
Other uses of Portugal Laurel
Banks, hedging, specimen. Summer interest.