Laurel, Portugese

Laurel, Portugese

Laurel, Portugese

An exceptional choice for an evergreen hedge, Portuguese Laurel (Prunus luscitanica Angustifolia)  has everything you need from a hedging plant - tougher and hardier than Cherry laurel, it will grow anywhere, including dry soils in almost full shade. The leaves are smaller than Cherry laurel, pointed and a glossy dark green with beautiful red stems, so makes a very elegant formal hedge. It is slightly slower to grow than Cherry laurel, so easier to keep neat when clipped, but will grow fast enough to soon provide a dense screen or windbreak.

Small fragrant white flowers appear in early summer, and are a welcome food source for bees and butterflies when earlier Spring blossom has faded. Small red fruit which turn balck when fully ripe are a favourite with birds. 

Our Portuguese laurel plants are all root-balled - supplied with a ball of soil around the roots, wrapped with a piece of hessian. Leave the hessian in place when planting, as it will minimise root disturbance and the hessian will rot once planted and the roots will soon escape and establish.

Prune using secateurs in early spring - this way you will avoid cutting leaves in half which can make the hedge look very untidy.

Plant sizes:

We pride ourselves on the quality of our hedging plants. As well as the height of the plants, we also specify the age of the plant - all are generally either two years old (1/1) or even three years old (1/2). This means they have a sturdy, extensive root system and strong stems, ready for the perfect start to your garden hedge. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don’t think you can buy better.

 

 

<p dir="ltr"><span>An exceptional choice for an evergreen hedge, Portuguese Laurel (</span><span>Prunus luscitanica Angustifolia) </span><span>&nbsp;has everything you need from a hedging plant - tougher and hardier than Cherry laurel, it will grow anywhere, including dry soils in almost full shade. The leaves are smaller than Cherry laurel, pointed and a glossy dark green with beautiful red stems, so makes a very elegant formal hedge. It is slightly slower to grow than Cherry laurel, so easier to keep neat when clipped, but will grow fast enough to soon provide a dense screen or windbreak.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Small fragrant white flowers appear in early summer, and are a welcome food source for bees and butterflies when earlier Spring blossom has faded. Small red fruit which turn balck when fully ripe are a favourite with birds.&nbsp;</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Our Portuguese laurel plants are all root-balled - supplied with a ball of soil around the roots, wrapped with a piece of hessian. Leave the hessian in place when planting, as it will minimise root disturbance and the hessian will rot once planted and the roots will soon escape and establish.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Prune using secateurs in early spring - this way you will avoid cutting leaves in half which can make the hedge look very untidy.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Plant sizes:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We pride ourselves on the quality of our hedging plants. As well as the height of the plants, we also specify the age of the plant - all are generally either two years old (1/1) or even three years old (1/2). This means they have a sturdy, extensive root system and strong stems, ready for the perfect start to your garden hedge. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don&rsquo;t think you can buy better.</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>