The Portuguese Laurel, Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia, makes a beautiful formal hedge. It's dark foliage against maroon coloured stems creates a striking contrast whilst flowers and berries provide interest for wildlife such as birds and bees. Learn more about the Laurel familly > Portuguese Laurel hedging features Foliage: Evergreen, glossy, dark green leaves Features: White flowers and winter berries. Stems are dark pink Growth Rate: Moderate - approx. 30/60cm per year Hedge Height: 1m - 5m hedges Hardiness: Fully hardy - hardier in fact than the popular Cherry Laurel Soil Type: Any - notably good on chalk Position: All but coastal Perfect For: Formal hedging Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia) hedge plants Portuguese Laurel hedging plants From £ 1.99 | In stock See hedging sizes and prices below or click here Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia) boasts luscious dark green, pointed, glossy leaves on striking deep pink or maroon stems. Portuguese Laurel has a classical quality to it, similarly to 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 plants as great subsitutes for Laurel hedging. Prices are per plant. Recommended planting densities are shown but this is very much a matter of choice and you can increase or reduce the density depending on your requirements. See our advice on Planting Density Click here (Opens new tab) Pot grown and instant hedging plants are available all year round. Bare roots are only available from November to late April. Root Balls are available from mid-October to mid-April. Root Ball plants are only available from mid-October to mid-May. If you have any questions on this species, please contact us. You can phone us on 01257 263873 (we're here 7 days a week, until 7pm weekdays in peak autumn and spring seasons), email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you'd like to speak on the phone but would like us to pay for the phone call (and why not!) then use our Request a Call Back facility. Just put your phone number in the subject area of this email address email@example.com and one of our experienced advisors will call you back within 15 minutes. New ranges of topiary, turf, topsoil, ornamental trees and perennial border plants now available - all at free delivery on orders over £100. Discounts Our website automatically discounts all orders other than our discounted packs and some of our larger plants. The larger the order the greater the discount; please see our discount kick in points below. The shopping cart section will also calculate for you how much more you would need to spend to get a higher discount. Just "add to cart" to see how much discount applies. 10% off orders over £2000 7.5% off orders over £1000 5% off orders over £500 2.5% off orders over £250 Root ball Portuguese Laurel Available during the doramnt season, plants are field grown and cared for, before being lifted with the root-mass enclosed in a ball of soil protected by a biodegradable, hessian sack. This growing method often produces exceptionally bushy plants which will be a number of years old. Pot grown Portuguese Laurel Grown and delivered in containers, these Beech plants are available for year round planting. Instant Portuguese Laurel hedging / troughs Pre-formed Portuguese Laurel hedging, delivered in troughs year round, ready to go straight into the ground for instant, impactful effect. Discounted packs of cell grown Portuguese Laurel Get the very best prices, as well as the very best quality plants, buy in bulk with our discounted packs!