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Prunus lusitanica

Laurier du Portugal
Portuguese Laurel

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

10-15 mm

Flowering months

April,

May,

June

Leaf type

Elliptic

Height

2 – 5 m

Description

Young twigs and leaf stalks are reddish. A dense shrub native to S.W. France, Spain and Portugal.

Tolerant to calcareous soil, sun or partial shade. Rocky habitat.

Flowers

A slender spike of small, fragrant 5-petalled flowers. The spike, almost erect, is longer than the leaves.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf. Oval to oblong, pointed, serrated and shiny, dark green above.

Fruits Seeds

Drupe: egg-shaped to round, deep purple, 8-13 cm long. Outer fleshy part surrounds a pit.

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