Portuguese Laurel Hedging

Portuguese laurel Hedging

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Portuguese laurel (Prunus lusitanica) makes a great alternative to the classic cherry laurel. With its dark green, medium sized foliage set against red stems, this evergreen plant has a more formal appearance than cherry laurel and many people find it to be particularly attractive. The soft, neatly serrated leaves resemble bay and each summer the plant flowers with hawthorn-scented white blooms that form in long, narrow spikes which can measure up to 25cm. These flowers are followed by small purple fruits that are loved by birds.

 

Although slower growing than cherry laurel, Prunus lusitanica can put on around 25 to 30cm in height a year. It’s easy to grow too, and it’s robust enough to withstand exposed sites - making it perfect for the north of the country.

 

Like all of our hedging plants, our Portugese laurels are expertly grown, picked and packaged at our large nursery in Cheshire. This ensures they’re excellent quality.

A versatile shrub with many uses

Portugese laurel hedges are ideal if you want added privacy in your garden or you’re looking to separate different parts of your outdoor space. They can also act as a windbreak and help to reduce noise, giving you a more sheltered garden to enjoy. Because they are evergreen, they provide a screen year-round.

It’s not just hedging that this type of laurel is used for. These plants are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of other ways too. For example, they can stand alone or be planted as a series of individual trees to create an avenue or geometrically arranged group. They’re great for topiary too. Prunus lusitanica can cope with being clipped multiple times a year, meaning these plants can be formed into a variety of shapes. Their softer leaves make a nice contrast to more sharply defined box and holly trees. You can also keep these evergreens in containers and place them on your patio or terrace.

The plants can be left unpruned if you want to create a natural look, or trimmed regularly to keep a neater aesthetic.

Growing and looking after your Portuguese laurel

 Portugese laurel is easy to grow in moderately fertile soil - and because it’s so hardy, it can perform well even in poor, chalky and shallow soils. It prefers moist but well-drained ground and thrives in sun or partial shade.

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  1. Portuguese Laurel 1.5 Litre Pot 25cm
    £3.35

    Portuguese Laurel or Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia. New seasons at 25cm. Plant 2 or 3 per metre and watch them burst out next spring and make you a 3 foot screen by June. Learn More

  2. Portuguese Laurel 2 Litre Pot 45/50cm
    £6.60
    Portuguese Laurel or Prunus Lusitanica. New seasons at 40-50 cm. Plant 2 or 3 per metre Learn More
  3. Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia Root Ball 80/100cm Digging Now
    £26.00
    Field Grown Portuguese Laurel. Plant 2 per metre or push them up closer for an instant screen. 40-50cm wide Digging Now Learn More
  4. Prunus Lusitanica Brenelia 7 Litre Pot
    £26.50
    Nice bushy pot grown plant at 80 cm tall and very bushy. The new shoots also come through a deep red colour giving this form extra attraction.This new form grows quicker than the usual so will make you hedge much faster. Plant 2 per metre. Learn More
  5. Prunus Lusitanica Myrtifolia 7 Litre 80-100cm
    £26.50
    Bushy pot grown example at 80-100cm. Plant 2 per metre to form a hedge. Learn More
  6. Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia Root Ball 100/120cm Digging Now
    £29.75
    Field Grown Portuguese Laurel. Plant 2 per metre or push them up closer for an instant screen. Digging Now 30 cm wide Learn More
  7. Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia Root Ball 120cm+ Extra Wide
    £38.00
    Field Grown Portuguese Laurel. Plant 1 per metre or push them up to 1.5 per metre closer for an instant screen. Digging Now 40 cm wide Learn More
  8. Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia Root Ball 120/140 cm Digging Now
    £43.00
    Field Grown Portuguese Laurel. Plant 1 per metre or push them up to 1.5 per metre closer for an instant screen. 40/50cm wide Digging Now Learn More
  9. Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel 100/120cm 10 Litre Pot
    £51.00
    Portuguese Laurel at 100/120cm. Plant 2 per metre or push them up closer for an instant screen. Learn More
  10. Portuguese Laurel 15 Litre Pot 140-160 cm
    £64.00
    Portuguese Laurel or Prunus Lusitanica. We tend to grow mainly the neater myrtifolia. From 10 paces it looks like bay laurel but it's much tougher. Plant 2 per metre for an instant hedge. Ready End Of May Learn More
  11. Prunus L. Brenelia 15 Litre Pot 160-170cm
    £65.00
    Bushy pot grown example. Plant 1 per metre to form a hedge or push them up to 2 for nearly instant cover. About 40 cm wide at the mid height. Pot grown plants are easier and less risk to plant all year. Learn More
  12. Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel 30 Litre 150 - 160 cm
    £72.50
    Bushy pot grown example at over 150cm growing away fast. Plant 2 per metre to form a hedge. Recently potted on from a 15 litre pot to keep them growing away Learn More
  13. Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia Root Ball 175/180cm Digging Now
    £75.00
    Field Grown Portuguese Laurel. Plant 1 per metre or push them up to 1.5 per metre closer for an instant screen. 50/60cm wide Digging Now Learn More
  14. Portuguese Laurel 180-200 Rootball
    £84.50

    Portuguese Laurel or Prunus Lusitanica. We tend to grow mainly the neater myrtifolia. From 10 paces it looks like bay laurel but it's much tougher. Plant 1 per metre or squeeze them up to 65 for an instant hedge.

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  15. Prunus L. Brenelia 25 Litre Pot 200cm
    £96.00
    Bushy pot grown example. Plant 1 per metre to form a hedge or closer for an instant screen. Pot grown plants are easier and less risk to plant all year. Learn More
  16. Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia Root Ball 200/225cm Digging Now
    £138.00
    Field Grown Portuguese Laurel. Plant 1 per metre or 60cm for instant. Digging Now 60-65 cm wide Learn More
  17. Portuguese Laurel 225-250cm 60/80 Litre Pot
    £200.00
    A monster sized semi mature at well over 225 cm and very wide Learn More
  18. Portuguese Laurel Monster Root Ball 240-250cm Digging Now
    £300.00
    A monster of a size and a completely different concept to the normal sized root balled plant. These are above 1m wide at the base and most of the way up, the plant weighs more than 200 kilos. You need strong men or a machine to move them. Learn More
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