Common Name: Portugal laurel
Origin/Ecology: Native to Europe
Habit: Upright, growing to 15 m tall, 15 m wide.
Leaves: Simple, alternate, leathery, soft flexible, lustrous, elliptic, ovate, serrate
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Racemes of white flowers, May-June. Blue-black drupes, Sept-Oct.
Water Use, Soil: Acidic, well-drained.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Hedge row, screening.
Limitations: Canker or sap rot, dieback, fungal leaf spot, scale insects, leafhoppers, fireblight, ringspot.