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Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel
Portuguese Laurel

Portuguese Laurel

A classic evergreen shrub for instant garden impact, regardless of the month
Grows to
Grows To
800 cm
1200 cm
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Plant Care Information:

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

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1 x 18L Pot
Item: 610055
£79.99
Grows to
Grows To
800 cm
1200 cm
1 x 18L Pot - Item: 610055
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  • An award-winning evergreen shrub with dark, glossy leaves held on striking red stalks
  • Feel impressed right away with this established statement plant, already at least 1m tall!
  • Dainty, fragrant white flowers produced in early summer on short tassel
  • Easy to grow in any well-drained soil, in sun or shade
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 18L pot, roughly 100-125cm tall, ready for immediate planting
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One of the most popular evergreen shrubs, and for good reason! Dark, glossy, evergreen leaves grow in abundance for year-round interest, contrasting beautifully against any new red stems.

A true classic, this Portuguese Laurel is perfect for formal areas of the garden as well as specimen planting schemes. Fragrant and dainty white flowers are produced in early summer on short tassels, with the chance of dark ornamental berries later in the season. Plus, you'll feel impressed straight away as this statement plant is established and already at least 1m tall on arrival!

Fully deserving the coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

One of the hardier laurels, it will tolerate cold conditions down to -15C and is easy to maintain and shape, with just a simple summer trim needed, as it is a naturally neat plant. Easy to grow in most well-drained soil types, Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia will thrive in sun or partial shade, even tolerating dry shade when watered regularly.

Supplied as an established plant in a 18L pot, roughly 100-125cm tall, ready to plant immediately.

Please note: Delivery may take up to 14 days for this product. The approximate listed height of this variety and dimensions of the supplied nursery pot are subject to change on delivery, depending on seasonal conditions.

A delivery surcharge applies to this product as it is supplied in an XL Parcel. Surcharge is set at 39.99.
Delivery is to most mainland postcodes with the exception of BT (Northern Ireland), FK (Falkirk), GY (Guernsey), HS (Outer Hebrides), IM (Isle of Man), IV (Inverness), JE (Jersey), KA (Isle of Arran / Great Cumbrae), KW (Orkney), PA (Isle of Mull, Jura, Hebrides), PH (Isle of Eigg, Rum, Canna), PO (Isle of Wight) & ZE (Shetlands / Lerwick).
Deliveries to the above postcodes will incur an additional delivery charge.

What Is Supplied

Item 610055 supplied as:
1 x 18L Pot

Top Tips

Potted plants can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not frozen or waterlogged.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Portuguese Laurel Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia:

  • Grow Portuguese Laurel in well-drained soil in any sunny or partially shaded site.
  • Dig a planting hole three times the width of the roots you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges, they tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball and water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc

Aftercare advice for Portuguese Laurel:

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish
  • Hardy to -15C, protect from cold winds as it is these that tend to cause the most damage to the young shoots.

Pruning Advice for Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia:

  • Hedges may be trimmed in summer to keep them tidy and shaped.

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Plant Dimensions
1200 cm
800 cm
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