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Portuguese Laurel 150/175cm 20L pot

Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia

Portuguese Laurel 150/175cm 20L pot
(Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia) Portuguese Laurel 150/175cm 20L potPortuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) Full HedgePortuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) Extra Large Rootball

Portuguese Laurel 150/175cm 20L pot

Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia

GBP79.99
Price: 79.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Was 89.99
Portuguese Laurel is one of our most popular hedge plants. It is often referred to by its Latin name Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia and showcases luscious dark-green, pointed, glossy leaves on striking deep-pink or maroon stems when mature, whilst younger plants or those grown in shadier or cooler conditions can display lush green stems.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • White Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 8m
  • Has Berries
 

Product Details
Product Details

Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia Hedge Plant Description

Portuguese Laurel is an elegant evergreen hedging plant with narrow, pointed, deep-green glossy leaves borne on striking, maroon-coloured stems. The stems are initally green when young, taking on the maroon colouration as they mature, however, plants grown in lower light or cooler temperatures may retain more of a green stem also.

Small, fragrant white flowers blossom in summer which are popular with bees and butterflies, along with small red fruits which are a favourite with birds. In the autumn, the fruits turn black. Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia' has traditional qualities to it that are similar to Bay Laurel, making it an ideal choice of hedge for formal situations.

Prunus lusitanica is easy to grow in all soil conditions and situations including dry shade. However if your Portuguese Laurel is growing in dry shade conditions, we advise keeping the plant moist and fed until established. Chalk soil is an excellent choice for Portuguese Laurel but coastal positions must be avoided.

Portuguese Laurel is exceptionally resilient and hardier than Cherry Laurel, although some wind protection is advised in areas where windburn could pose a problem. Prunus lusitanica has a medium growth rate making it easier to maintain and shape. This Laurel species should only need trimming once a year in late summer although it can grow to be much taller if required.

As with other varieties in the Laurel family, but with the exception of Bay Laurel, the leaves and berries are harmful if eaten. Prunus lusitanica is a favourable choice of Laurel hedging, however, Hedges Direct has other popular varieties available, including Cherry Laurel, Spotted Laurel, Laurel Etna, Compact Laurel, Laurel Caucasica and Bay Laurel.

Hedges Direct also has the Ultimate Guide to Laurel Hedging Plants which has more useful information on each of these species.

If Portuguese Laurel has inspired you but you would like to look at other evergreen species, take a look at our range of evergreen hedging plants as great subsitutes for Laurel hedging.

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Further Information
Further Information

You’ll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long you’re willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.

For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section.

Pruning Advice
Pruning Advice

Portuguese Laurel has a medium growth rate so it is quite easy to maintain and shape and should only need one trim per year in late Summer although if you want it to it will grow very tall.

Delivery & Returns
Delivery & Returns

Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:

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Boxes (Bare roots and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)7.99 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
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There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.)

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