Portuguese Laurel (Short Standard)
These Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) standard trees are all around the 120cm mark with clear stems. They are designed for feature planting for those wanting a smallish lollipop style evergreen tree.
Portugal 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.
Careful preparation of your planting site is important and we recommend mixing you soil with compost and/or farmyard manure to give your trees the best start. It is also extremely important to plant using a tree stake and tie to support your tree in its first few years to avoid it blowing over until its roots have properly established as anchors in the ground.
We recommend trimming these standard Portuguese Laurel trees annually in the spring or autumn to keep their shape and bushiness or they can be left to fill out a gap. We recommend trimming in the spring before a new flush of growth.
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 this type of hedge can be found on the Portuguese Laurel category page.
We also stock a range of other specimen trees suitable for garden planting. These can be viewed on our trees 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.