Prunus, Lusitanica Portuguese Laurel

Plant Type: 
Evergreen shrub
Lighting Needs: 
Full sun, Part sun/shade
Clay Soil Tolerant: 
Yes
Moisture/Drainage: 
Moist, well-drained
Growth Rate: 
Moderate
Height: 
Spread: 
Bloom/Foliage Color: 
Green
Growth Habit: 
Spreading, bushy
Special Features: 
Attracts birds/butterflies
Heat/drought tolerant
Fragrant
Care Information: 
Can thrive in shallow, chalky soils. Leaves and berries harmful if eaten. Easy to maintain and shape. Trim once a year in late summer.
Additional Information: 
Glossy, deep green leaves with dark red shoots. Small, fragrant white flowers bloom in early spring. Produces small red berries that turn black in autumn.

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