Portuguese Laurel 6ft (175-200cm) Rootballed
These root balled Portuguese Laurel hedging plants will go a long way to giving instant hedging when planting your Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) hedge. These plants are a thinner version of our extra bushy Portuguese Laurels at the same height but will still fill out quickly in the spring into a nice dense hedge. These plants have been properly root balled in the field meaning that their roots are well contained in plenty of soil with hessian wrapped around them. Being root balled rather than container grown, these plants represent good value for money but should only be planted in the colder months of the year and watered properly in their first year after planting. These plants are all sold as 6ft (175-200cm) in height.
Portuguese Laurel is relatively slow growing and one can expect up to a foot (30cm) of growth a year if left untrimmed. It forms a dense evergreen hedge with dark green leaves and produces a proliferation of small white flowers in late spring and looks good in formal situations.
It can be grown as a small hedge of 3-4ft (90-120cm) in height but will be equally happy if grown as a taller hedge of 6-7ft (180-210cm) to give that all important eye level privacy.
Prunus lusitanica hedging will need to be trimmed annually in the spring or autumn. We recommend trimming in the spring before a new flush of growth.
These root balled Portuguese Laurel hedge plants are shown in this picture at 60cm (2ft) apart, which is the correct distance for planting Portuguese Laurel hedging. There will be small gaps between the plants when planted out, but they will quickly thicken out to form a hedge.
Portuguese Laurel is tolerant of most soil types although it does not like waterlogged soil. It also grows quite happily in full sunshine or in partial shade making it versatile for a number of different situations.
More information about planting Portuguese Laurel hedging can be found on the Portuguese Laurel category page.
Should you require delivery, a delivery charge will be calculated based on your postcode and added at the checkout stage. Collection from our nursery at GU10 2BH is free of charge.