Laurel - Portuguese

Prunus lusitanica hedging

From £4.99

Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica angustifolia) is a fabulous hedging plant and one of our best-selling evergreens. It has a tropical look due to its glossy dark-green foliage that sits on maroon-red stems. Sometimes the stems can start off green in younger plants before maturing to maroon and can also stay green in plants grown in shadier conditions or cooler temperatures.  Portuguese laurel makes a wonderful dense hedge, offering year-round screening and privacy. In the summer, small fragrant white flowers appear on this Laurel hedging, followed by red berries in the autumn that soon turn black. Both the flowers and berries of Portuguese laurel hedging are popular with wildlife, such as birds and bees, providing additional seasonal interest.

Portuguese Laurel is very fast growing whilst growing to be very compact, making it an ideal hedging choice for a range of garden sizes. It will also suit any garden style making it a very versatile hedging choice and why it is loved so much by our customers. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour None
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour None
  • Grows Up To 8m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Native No
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge Yes

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.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

2. Select Size & Quantity:

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  • Portuguese Laurel 20/30cm P9 pot
    (Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia) Portuguese Laurel 20/40cm 2L pot
    20/30cm
    9cm Pot (P9) Pot Grown
    Price £4.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
    Pre-order for Oct 2022
  • Portuguese Laurel 20/40cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 20/40cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    20/40cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £8.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Portuguese Laurel 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 40/60cm 2L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £11.99 Was £12.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 2L pot
    (Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia) Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 2L pot
    60/90cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £13.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
  • Portuguese Laurel 40/60cm 5L pot
    (Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia) Portuguese Laurel 40/60cm 5L pot
    40/60cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £13.99 Was £17.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 4 per metre
  • Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 5L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    60/90cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £18.99 Was £19.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 4 per metre
  • Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 10L pot
    (Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia) Portuguese Laurel 60/90cm 10L pot
    60/90cm
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £29.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

  • Portuguese Laurel 90/120cm 10L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 90/120cm 10L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    90/120cm
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £34.99 Was £44.99
    Planting Density:
    2 to 3 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

  • Portuguese Laurel 120/150cm 15L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 120/150cm 15L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    120/150cm
    15L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £74.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

  • Portuguese Laurel 150/175cm 20L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 150/175cm 20L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    150/175cm
    20L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £89.99
    Planting Density:
    1.5 to 2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

  • Portuguese Laurel 120/150cm 15L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 120/150cm 15L Pot Grown Hedging Plants
    175/200cm
    20L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £99.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

  • Portuguese Laurel 40L 100/120cm 1 Metre Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 40L 100/120cm 1 Metre Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants
    80/100cm 1m Trough
    1m Trough Instant Hedging
    Price £116.66 Was £156.99
    Planting Density:
    1 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

  • Portuguese laurel 60/80cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Portuguese laurel 60/80cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    60/80cm
    4 year old Root Ball
    Price £24.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

    Pre-order for Nov 2022
  • Portuguese laurel 80/100cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Portuguese laurel 80/100cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    80/100cm
    4 year old Root Ball
    Price £29.99
    Planting Density:
    2.5 to 3 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

    Pre-order for Nov 2022
  • Portuguese laurel 100/125cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Portuguese laurel 100/125cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    100/125cm
    5 year old Root Ball
    Price £49.99
    Planting Density:
    2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

    Pre-order for Nov 2022
  • Portuguese laurel 125/150cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Portuguese laurel 125/150cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    125/150cm
    5 year old Root Ball
    Price £69.99
    Planting Density:
    1.5 to 2 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

    Pre-order for Nov 2022
  • Portuguese laurel 150/175cm Root ball
    (Prunus Lusitanica angustifolia) Portuguese laurel 150/175cm Root ball
    150/175cm
    6 year old Root Ball
    Price £62.49 Was £89.99
    Planting Density:
    1.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

    Pre-order for Nov 2022
  • Portuguese laurel 175/200cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Portuguese laurel 175/200cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    175/200cm
    7 year old Root Ball
    Price £119.99
    Planting Density:
    1 to 1.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

    Pre-order for Nov 2022
  • Portuguese laurel 200/225cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    Portuguese laurel 200/225cm Root ball Hedging Plants
    200/225cm
    7 year old Root Ball
    Price £139.99
    Planting Density:
    1 to 1.5 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

    Pre-order for Nov 2022
  • Portuguese Laurel 90L 160/180cm 1 Metre Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants
    Portuguese Laurel 90L 160/180cm 1 Metre Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants
    160/180cm 1m Trough
    1m Trough Instant Hedging
    Price £299.99
    Planting Density:
    1 per metre
    Pallet Delivery - min. Order

    This product requires a pallet delivery which is £60 or free on orders over £350.

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More Information
Berry ColourNone
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourNone
Grows Up To8m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo
NativeNo
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

For delivery information for other products please see here.

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Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia) is another one of our best-selling evergreen hedging plants. This tropical looking Laurel has lovely dark-green, pointed, glossy leaves on striking deep-pink or maroon stems when mature, whereas young plants or those grown in lower light conditions or temperatures tend to have lush green stems.