Portuguese Laurel is called by other names such as Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’ or Portugal Laurel. This type of laurel can be 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.

Portuguese Laurel Hedge Plant performs best in moist, well-drained soil supplemented with organic matter. Portugal laurel is slightly slower growing than cherry laurel, but more tolerant of heat, sun, wind, and drought.

Learn more about the different type of Portuguese Laurel hedge

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Pot size3L10L20L40L20L Trough110L Trough
Height30-50 cm80-100 cm100 - 125cm150-175 cm40-60 cm150-175 cm

1. How to plant Portuguese Laurel


Portuguese Laurel should be planted in any moist but well-drained moderately fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Superb hedging shrub but may become chlorotic on poorer, shallow chalky soils.

Read this blog to learn Potted Laurel Hedging Plants


Propagate by semi-ripe cuttings from late summer to autumn or hardwood cuttings from late autumn to late winter; propagate by seed in autumn


2. How to care

Portuguese Laurel Hedge Pruning:

The ideal time to prune Laurel is late spring or early summer. Especially, customers should shy away from pruning in hot days.


Leaves may be damaged by vine weevil and leaf-mining moths


See laurel leaf diseases on The Royal Horticulture Society (RHS) website or our blog.

3. Maintenance of a Portuguese Laurel Hedge

Portuguese Laurel Hedging and Laurel hedging in general require little maintenance. One of the most important factors for a healthy hedge is weed control. Weeds at the bottom of your hedge can stop your laurel hedge from growing down to the ground. Portugal Laurel Hedging can be trimmed in late spring or early summer as the hedge will produce new shoots this time of year.

We provide high-quality potted laurel from 30 to 175 cm in height. Customers also look at bare-root plants at Hedging.ie. Contact us to discuss more.

Additional information


3L and 30-50 cm, 10L and 80-100 cm, 20L and 100-125 cm, 40L and 150-175 cm, 20L Trough and 40-60 cm, 110L Trough and 150-175 cm, 18 inches high


Chalk, Loam, Sand, Clay


Moist but well-drained, Well-drained


Hardy to -15°C

Season of Interest

Year round colour


Full Sun or Partial Shade

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Leaves and fruit may be harmful if ingested

Plant zone

4 to 9


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