Portuguese Laurel Hedging – Prunus Lusitanica Angustifolia


Portuguese Laurel is often chosen by customers for its ability to grow in all soil types, including chalky soil. The evergreen hedge also offers jagged, darker leaves which make a stunning colour when combined with the lighter new foliage.

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Portuguese Laurel is often chosen by customers for its ability to grow in all soil types, including chalky soil. The evergreen hedge also offers jagged, darker leaves which make a stunning colour when combined with the lighter new foliage. The hedging’s red berries grown in Autumn emphasize this beauty and can also attract birds into your garden, but please note they are inedible for humans.

This ability to grow in all soil types is supported by the Portuguese Laurel’s ability to grow in both fully sunned areas and fully shaded areas, making it a desirable hedging product due to its durability. However, we do advise customers to offer the hedging some wind protection because windburn could become a threat if you live in a particularly windy and open area.

The Portuguese Laurel (if preferred) will grow quite high but can take years to reach some customer’s desired height so be aware of this. Once it has grown, it will only need to be trimmed once a year to keep it at your preferred height and so it doesn’t require any high maintenance. In one year, the Portuguese Laurel will grow from 20cm – 40cm, depending on factors like watering and nutrients, placing it into the “medium growing hedge” category. We offer our Portuguese Laurel from 15cm tall to 180 cm tall, meaning you can choose to affordably grow it or receive it fully-grown and have the benefits of instant privacy and the colours it brings to your garden.

The recommended planting density varies depending on the height of the plants you buy. For Example:

Small – 15-90cm: It is recommended that you plant 3-5 plants per meter
Medium – 90-150cm: It is recommended that you plant 2-3 plants per meter
Large – 150-300cm: It is recommended that you plant 1-2 plants per meter


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 120cm, 150cm, 200cm

Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root, Instant Hedge

Foliage Type



Not Native

Growth Height

Tall Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth








Without Thornes



Drought Tolerance


Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Colourful Foliage


Leaf Size


Natural Growth Style




Hard Wood Cutback?


Soil Type?

Clay-Heavy, Sandy-Well Draining, Grows in most soil types

Natural Shape

Bushy Shrub


Use any of the codes below at checkout to save on your plants.

Use Code: LARGE5 to get 5% off when you spend £500.

Use Code: LARGE7.5 to get 7.5% off when you spend £1000.

Use Code: LARGE10 to get 10% off when you spend £2000.

Use Code: LARGE15 to get 15% off when you spend £5000.


Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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Specialized Delivery

If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.

Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

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