Summer 2022We are now accepting pre-orders for delivery from September onwards for pot-grown trees and December onwards for bare-rooted trees.
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Prunus lusitanica

Prunus lusitanica - the Portuguese Laurel - is an evergreen flowering cherry. 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.

Prunus lusitanica 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.

 

Prunus lusitanica flowering cherry trees for sale

  • 12-year pot-grown tree £59.00
    In a 7L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 23-year pot-grown tree £73.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Pre-order now for delivery from September onwards for pot grown trees or December for bare-root trees and mixed orders.

Prunus lusitanica characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliageScented flowers
  • Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
  • Height after 10 years1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • PruningPrune hard
  • Growth rateAverage
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthJune
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Fruit colourPurple
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • 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.