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Prunus lusitanica

24th June 2010

A small tree that is usually seen as an overgrown shrub. It has better leaves than Cherry Laurel and is less invasive. I planted a few in the usual places without ever feeling very excited until this one was left lying around in a pot after the greenhouse it once occupied was removed. In the dappled shade of some old trees it has become a beautiful small tree, flowering profusely in mid-summer.
Unfortunately this one was never planted, it just rooted threough the holes in the pot and romped away. It couldn't go on forever and it has now been removed (I leant against it and waited for it to snap) and the ground cleared.