The Portuguese Laurel is one of the most useful and popular members of the Laurel family as it will grow in any soil that is not waterlogged, including chalky soil where Cherry Laurel varieties will not flourish. This is also the hardiest variety and better suited to exposed sites and cold conditions.
Use Portuguese Laurel for hedges of any size from 90cm up to several metres, these are indispensable hedging plants where creating privacy is the main objective.
Portuguese Laurels have shiny deep green evergreen leaves that are oval shaped. We grow Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’ the best hedging variety with smaller leaves, it trims beautifully with a hedge trimmer or shears to give a neat tidy finish. If these hedging plants are left untrimmed they will produce clusters of white flowers in June, these will develop into small red fruits that will eventually ripen to a purple colour.
You can find both Root Ball and Pot grown Portuguese laurel plants further down on this page all grown here on our own nursery and we also stock instant hedging troughs if you cant wait for younger plants to grow.
Our instant Portuguese Laurel hedging is an excellent solution where instant effect is the primary consideration, we have a variety of options starting with younger trough hedges that have been trimmed at the sides and represent good value, they will bring immediate landscape impact at minimal cost. Our larger trough hedges will bring a greater degree of privacy from day one and because they are all grown here on our own nursery they are great value for money.
For the greatest impact take a look at our Portuguese Laurel hedge elements, they are grown skilfully from younger plants for up to six years with a disciplined programme of formative trimming (the roots as well as the tops!) to produce a superior grade of instant hedging for a real ‘show garden’ look in heights up to 200cm.
We also stock a selection of Cherry Laurel hedging varieties, you can find out more about these and other types of Laurel on our Laurel hedging page.
Delivery is free on most orders over £50 (excluding VAT) and we offer generous quantity discounts for larger orders. If you need any more information please call our experienced sales team on 01580 765600
We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.
These are convenient hedging plants are grown in pre-clipped 1 metre long sections to give immediate impact from the moment of planting. Instant hedging plants are available for delivery and planting all year round.