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Myrtifolia

Myrtifolia is a form of the Portuguese Laurel, Prunus lusitanica. It is an evergreen and the main attraction is the dark green shiny leaves.

The tiny white flowers are borne in long cascading tresses in June, and have a delicate scent. There are usually tiny purple fruitlets in the autumn - not suitable for humans but attractive to birds.

Myrtifolia is very easy to grow, very hardy, and can be pruned at any time. It remains a small tree, with a dense spreading habit. It is a good choice as a large patio plant, and can be treated as an alternative to the traditional patio bay tree.

Myrtifolia flowering cherry trees for sale

    Next deliveries

    Deliveries from 5th October for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


    Myrtifolia characteristics

    • Gardening skillAverage
    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliageScented flowers
    • Growth habitSpreading
    • Height after 10 years1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
    • PruningPrune hard
    • Growth rateAverage
    • Flower colourWhite
    • Flowering monthJune
    • Leaf colourGreen
    • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
    • Fruit colourPurple
    • Fruit sizeSmall
    • Country of originSpainPortugal
    • WildlifeAttractive to birds
    • Annual cycleEvergreen


    How to choose a flowering cherry tree

    We list more than 70 different flowering cherry trees. Choosing can be difficult! Our article explaining the different characteristics of flowering cherries might help narrow down the selection.