Portugal Laurel (Portuguese Laurel, Prunus lusitanica) is a beautiful evergreen shrub that forms a dense hedge. It is easy to maintain and always looks neat and tidy.
The leaves of Portuguese Laurel are dark glossy green and are smaller in size to the large leaves of Cherry Laurel. It has red young shoots that contrast well against the dark green leaves.
Portugal Laurel has small white, fragrant flowers on longer slender racemes (stems with masses of flowers along their length) in June although the flower buds are sometimes cut off when the hedge is trimmed.