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Laurel Hedge - Portuguese Laurel Prunus lusitanica

Laurel - Portuguese
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Laurel Hedge - Portuguese Laurel Prunus lusitanica

From 2.49
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

Step 1 - Select Root Type:

Bare Root

Bare Root

Pot Grown

Pot Grown

Root Ball

Root Ball

Instant Hedging

Instant Hedging

Step 2 - Select Size & Quantity:

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Height
cm
Price
inc VAT
Planting Density
Quantity
Portuguese laurel 60/80cm Root ball
18.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3per metre
Portuguese laurel 80/100cm Root ball
23.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2.5 to 3per metre
Portuguese laurel 100/125cm Root ball
29.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2per metre
Portuguese laurel 125/150cm Root ball
45.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1.5 to 2per metre
Portuguese laurel 150/175cm Root ball
62.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1.5per metre
Portuguese laurel 175/200cm Root ball
75.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1 to 1.5per metre
Portuguese laurel 200/225cm Root ball
99.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1 to 1.5per metre
Portuguese laurel 40/60cm bare root
4.79
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 60/80cm bare root
8.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 40/60cm bare root x 50
239.99227.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 40/60cm bare root x100
479.99454.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 40/60cm bare root x 250
1,197.991,137.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 40/60cm bare root x 500
2,395.992,274.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 60/80cm bare root x 50
449.99426.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 60/80cm bare root x 100
899.99853.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 60/80cm bare root x 250
2,247.992,134.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese laurel 60/80cm bare root x 500
4,495.994,269.99
4 to 5per metre
Portuguese Laurel 15/30cm Cell grown
2.49
5 to 7per metre
Portuguese Laurel 20/30cm 9cm pot
4.99
3 to 5per metre
Portuguese Laurel 20/40cm 2L pot
8.99
3 to 5per metre
Portuguese Laurel 40/60cm 2L pot
9.99
3 to 5per metre
Portuguese Laurel 40/60cm 5L pot
15.99
3 to 4per metre
Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 5L pot
16.999.99
3 to 4per metre
Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 10L pot
29.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2per metre
Portuguese Laurel 90/120cm 10L pot
39.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2 to 3per metre
Portuguese Laurel 120/150cm 15L pot
79.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2per metre
Portuguese Laurel 150/175cm 20L Premium Pot
99.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1.5 to 2per metre
Portuguese Laurel 80/100cm 1 Per Metre Trough
149.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1per metre
Portuguese Laurel 100/120cm 1 Metre trough
174.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1per metre
Portuguese Laurel 160/180cm 1 Per Metre Trough
249.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1per metre
Portuguese Laurel Cell grown 15/30cm x 30
56.6954.99
5 to 7per metre
Portuguese Laurel Cell grown 15/30cm x 50
94.4989.99
5 to 7per metre
Portuguese Laurel Cell grown 15/30cm x 100
188.99179.99
5 to 7per metre
Portuguese Laurel Cell grown 15/30cm x 250
472.49434.99
5 to 7per metre
Portuguese Laurel Cell grown 15/30cm x 500
944.99849.99
5 to 7per metre
Portuguese laurel 60/80cm Root ball x 26
493.99468.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3per metre
Portuguese laurel 80/100cm Root ball x 22
527.78500.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2.5 to 3per metre
Portuguese laurel 100/125cm Root ball x 18
539.82512.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2per metre
Portuguese laurel 125/150cm Root ball x 14
643.86611.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1.5 to 2per metre
Portuguese laurel 150/175cm Root ball x 10
629.90597.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1.5 to 2per metre
Portuguese Laurel 20/40cm 2L pot x 50
449.99426.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Portuguese Laurel 40/60cm 2L pot x 50
499.50 474.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3 to 5per metre
Portuguese Laurel 40/60cm 5L pot x 40
639.69607.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3 to 4per metre
Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 5L pot x 40
645.99379.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3 to 4per metre
Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 10L pot x 14
419.89 398.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
3 to 4per metre
Portuguese Laurel 90/120cm 10L pot x 14
559.99531.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2per metre
Portuguese Laurel 120/150cm 15L pot x 10
799.99 759.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
2per metre
Portuguese Laurel 150/175cm 20L pot x 8 Premium Pot
799.99 759.99
Pallet delivery - min. order 350 for free delivery
1.5 to 2per metre
Individual Plants
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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.

Premium Products - Minimum Order Quantity of 3

Premium products (indicated by a forklift icon and 'Premium Product' in the product table), require specialist delivery due to their size and weight. For these items a minimum order quantity of 3 applies.

*All premium products are excluded from any promotional discounts.

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:

Packaging TypeStandard Delivery ChargeMinimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery
Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)7.99 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)14.99 delivery charge (orders up to 100 incl VAT) Orders of 100 and over - FREE
Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)60.00 delivery charge (orders up to 350 incl VAT)Orders of 350 and over - FREE
Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)450.00 delivery charge (orders up to 1500 incl VAT)Orders of 1500 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 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.).

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.

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.

Nominated Day Delivery

Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.

For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.

Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.

Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:

- Cell Grown Hedging Plants
- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants
- Instant Hedging Screens
- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)
- Turf

To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.

Don't forget we have a 12 month plant guarantee on all of our plants. Find out more on our Plant Guarantee Page.

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