Tree & Hedge Company

Portugese Laurel

Prunus lusitanica

A strong, healthy, dense evergreen that is shade, drought and wind tolerant. An excellent selection for a formal, privacy hedge.

Soil types
Likes moderately dry to moist well-drained chalk, sandy, loam and clay soils
Likes full sun to half shade
Annual growth rate
Annual growth average 25-30cm
Ideal for formal hedges and high screen hedges
Shallow with many fibrous roots wide spreading side shoots
Formal hedge pruning
Prune twice during the growing season and always at the end of summer

Native to Spain and Portugal this hedge is a good choice for planting in drier UK locations or indeed any well-drained dry to moist garden soils that are between slightly acidic to very alkaline.

The leaves of Portuguese laurel are 6-12cm long, evergreen, oblong, ovate, glossy dark green above and lime green below on red stems. White flowers appear in June on 12-20cm long upright racemes. Dark purple red fruits in autumn.

Portuguese laurel’s compact habit makes it a good choice for a formal garden hedge or an impenetrable property boundary privacy screen or windbreak.

Our Prices

£109.50 per metre (supply only)

£148.20 per metre (supply, plant & guarantee)

The above costs are for our award winning, fully formed, instant hedges at 1.2 metres (4ft) high. 1.5m (5ft) and 1.8m (6ft) high options are also available. Prices are based on 50 linear metres of hedge supply and are subject to haulage charges within 50 miles of our nursery although we can also deliver to anywhere within the UK. Our guarantee is subject to the inclusion of our automatic irrigation system being installed whilst the planting of the hedge is carried out and also the following on monitoring aftercare costs carried out by one of our maintenance operatives. Costs will be provided for this service. All of our hedges are subject to availability at time of ordering. If required, hedge ends cost £75.00 each.