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Portuguese laurel 60/80cm Root ball

Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia

Portuguese laurel 60/80cm Root ball
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Portuguese laurel 60/80cm Root ball

Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia

Price: 19.99 (Including VAT at 20%)
Was 22.49
Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia) boasts luscious dark green, pointed, glossy leaves on striking deep pink or maroon stems.Click here for more information.More Information
  • 12 Month Plant Guarantee
  • Average Growth Rate
  • Blue Flowers
  • Evergreen
  • Grows to 8m
  • Has Berries
  • Planting Conditions: Suitable for normal, clay or chalk soils, full sun to full shade and inland or exposed sites
  • Growth Rate: Average growth, expect 30-50cm per year
  • Height: Easily maintained at 1-5m
  • Plant Age: 4 Year Old

Product Details
Product Details

Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica angustifolia) Hedge Plants

Portuguese Laurel has a classical quality to it, similarlto Bay Laurel, that makes it ideal for formal situations. This evergreen hedging plant has small, fragrant white flowers (loved by bees and butterflies) in the summer and small red fruits (incredibly popular with birds), turning black, in autumn. Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia is easy to grow in all soils and situations (including dry shade although it will need to be kept moist and fed until established) and is a particularly good choice for chalk soils (avoid coastal positions).

Portuguese Laurel is very hardy (even hardier than Cherry Laurel), although some wind protection is advised in areas where windburn could pose a problem. This species 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.

Like other Laurel varieties (other than Bay Laurel), the leaves and berries are harmful if eaten. Portuguese Laurel is a popular variety of Laurel hedging, but we do also have the following additional varieties - Cherry Laurel, Spotted Laurel, Laurel Etna, Compact Laurel, Laurel Caucasica and Bay Laurel.

See our ultimate guide to Laurel hedging plants for more information on each of these species.

See also our entire range of evergreen hedging plants as great subsitutes for Laurel hedging.

Extra Tall Root Balls - Minimum Order Quantity and Delivery

Please note that there is a minimum order requirement of 5 plants for the extra tall root balls due to the specialised delivery required. Due to their extreme size and weight, these hedging plants need to be transported via articulated lorry and require a forklift to remove from the truck and into place for planting. These products are indicated by a forklift icon on the listings.

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 all orders 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:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)18 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)18 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)24 delivery charge (orders up to 120 incl VAT)Orders of 120 and over - FREE
Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)60 delivery charge (orders up to 240 incl VAT)Orders of 240 and over - FREE

There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page

It's Quick! - Please note that orders will currently be dispatched within 10-14 working days. (See our product pages for specific delivery info)

Next Day Delivery is Available - We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873 to find out if your order is eligible.

It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)

It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care

* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.

Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee

Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
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