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Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica)

One of our most popular hedge plants is the Portuguese laurel. Mature plants have glossy, pointed, dark-green leaves on deep pink or maroon stalks, while younger plants or those growing in colder or shadier environments might have lush green stems.

A great looking evergreen shrub which can be used to a create a dense hedge. It is easy to maintain and keep tidy.

The size of each plant is between 15 – 50cm in height from the root plug.

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  • Product Description

    The Portuguese laurel is a graceful evergreen hedge plant with maroon-colored branches that bear short, pointed, glossy leaves that are deep green in colour.
    Along with little red fruits that are a favourite of birds, tiny, fragrant white blooms bloom in the summer and attract bees and butterflies. The fruits become black in the autumn. 

    With its medium growth rate, Portuguese laurel is rather easy to shape and manage. It only needs to be trimmed once a year in the late summer, although it can grow very tall if you want it to.

    Growing Portuguese laurels is simple, and they do well in full sun as well as partial or full shade. Any type of soil will work with them as long as it doesn't get too wet during rainy seasons.

    Tree attributes 

    • Average growth per year 30-50cm
    • Can be planted in clay, chalk and normal soils
    • Can grow in full shade or sunny
    • Ideal as a privacy screen due to compact foliage
    • Low maintenance
  • Our Commitment

    Our trees are planted, grown and cared for on site. This means, once the seeds are delivered to us we plant them, establish them in our polytunnels and then harden them off. The trees you are delivered have been with us since seed and we look after them until the moment they leave.

    Every tree is handpicked and packaged with the utmost care and attention to ensure your trees are delivered fighting fit to help against climate change. 

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  • Deliveries

    All postage and packaging charges for products delivered to the Mainland UK are included within the price. Additional charges apply for Northern Ireland, The Highlands & Scottish Isles, The Channel Islands, Scilly Isles & Isle of Man when ordering more than 8 trees.

    As a guide, orders for 8 plants or more will be sent via a courier, 8 plants or fewer will be sent by Royal Mail.

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  • Refunds

    Your happiness is our business and that is why we individually check every single tree that we send out. If you have a concern about your tree, please get in touch with us within 7 days so that we can diagnose the issue. Very rarely, we might ask you to send the tree back to us in secure packaging to help us identify the issue but often we can identify the issue with photographs.

    For more information, please visit the Refunds page

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