Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Laurel

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Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Laurel 

Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel Plants - We can supply, plants & all aspects of hedging including box hedging within the Chichester Winchester Tangmere Bognor Portsmouth Bournemouth Guildford Andover Southampton Brighton West Sussex Hampshire Surrey Dorset New Forest Greater London Wiltshire areas

Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Laurel – Pot Grown

Botanical Name Common Name Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Pot
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 80-100cm 18.00 5ltr
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 100-125cm 26.50 10tr
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 120-150cm 37.50 15ltr

Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Laurel – Bare Root & Root Ball

Botanical Name Common Name Sizes Supplied Item Price (£) + VAT Type
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 80-100cm POA RB
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 100-125cm POA RB
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 125-150cm POA RB
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 150-175cm POA RB
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 175-200cm POA RB
Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel 200-225cm POA RB

Key: RB = Root Ball
(Available November to March – Min Order 50 no. )

Details / Key Facts

Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) is slower growing than regular laurel and not quite as dense. It has smaller, darker foliage and maroon stems and if left unclipped has small fragrant white flowers in the summer. Grows in all soils but particularly chalky soils. Easy to grow but must be kept moist and fed until established.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Portuguese Laurel
  • Botanical name: Prunus lusitanica 
  • Group: Hedge 
  • Flowering time: Summer
  • Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
  • Height and spread: Higher than 12 metres and wider than 8 metres
  • Aspect: North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Easy to grow in any moist but well-drained moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Superb hedging shrub and even thrives on poor, shallow, chalky soils

Propagate by softwood cuttings in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
How to care


Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark

Further Information
Prunus lusitanica is a large evergreen shrub or small tree of spreading habit, the dark red shoots bearing deep green ovate leaves. Small, fragrant white flowers in racemes to 25cm in length in early summer, are followed by small, dark purple fruits


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