Trees by Genus

Genus 'Prunus'

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Prunus 'Accolade'
Prunus 'Amanogawa'
Prunus americana
Prunus armeniaca
Prunus avium
Prunus avium cv. 'Plena'
Prunus cerasifera
Prunus cerasifera cv. 'Pissardii'
Prunus domestica
Prunus dulcis
Prunus 'Hillieri'
Prunus 'Hokusai'
Prunus ilicifolia
Prunus 'Kanzan'
Prunus laurocerasus
Prunus lusitanica
Prunus maackii
Prunus mahaleb
Prunus 'Mikurama-gaeshi'
Prunus padus
Prunus padus cv. 'Plena'
Prunus padus cv. 'Watereri'
Prunus pensylvanica
Prunus persica
Prunus 'Pink Perfection'
Prunus sargentii
Prunus serotina
Prunus serrula
Prunus serrulata
Prunus 'Shirofugen'
Prunus 'Shirotae'
Prunus spinosa
Prunus subhirtella
Prunus subhirtella 'Autumnalis'
Prunus 'Tai-Haku'
Prunus 'Ukon'
Prunus virginiana
Prunus x yedoensis

Prunus lusitanica (Portugal Laurel)

Prunus lusitanica

Native: Spain and Portugal

Location: Rare in the wild, found mainly along mountain streams. Cultivated for ornament in gardens in most of Europe.


Leaves are smaller than Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus), and softer, glossy green above shallowly toothed.


Prunus lusitanica

Flowers open in June in profusion each about 1.2cm across in spikes 15-25cm long.


Prunus lusitanica

Fruits are cone-shaped, about 0.8cm long, ripening to dark purple in October.