Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) an easy to grow tough evergreen hedge or shrub used for screening providing excellent privacy.
The scented white flowers and berries of the Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) make it an excellent choice giving a vibrancy to what would be a standard evergreen hedge.
Supplied in ONE METRE LENGTHS - still with free delivery!
Use for... dense evergreen hedging and screening.
Growth rate... slow to average 15-30cm per year.
Ideal hedge height... Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) is suitable for hedges from 90cm in height.
Situation & soil... Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) will grow in any reasonable soil and even shallow chalky areas in full sun or shade. We recommend Rootgrow and Bonemeal when planting to get your new hedge off to a great start.
Plant description... these are 60-80cm high two year old plants supplied in troughs. A typical trough can be seen in the photo above.
Planting distance... for an Instant Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) hedge 1 trough per metre is required in a single row.
Planting season... these troughs are available where stocks allow for planting all year round.
Trim in... spring or autumn.
Other species to consider... Laurel Caucasica (Prunus laurocerasus Caucasica), Laurel Common (Prunus laurocerasus rotundifolia), Laurel Compact (Prunus laurocerasus Otto Luyken), and Spotted Laurel (Aucuba japonica variegata) for variety of leaf size and colour and speed of growth.
Delivery information... larger plants are delivered on pallets free of charge on all orders over £250 (our minimum order requirement). This is normally a two to three day service and the pallet can be left on a driveway without a signature. Pallets are booked in giving the added advantage of knowing the delivery date in advance. Complete delivery information can be found on our delivery page.
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