These large Portuguese Laurel hedge plants are an effective way to plant a Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) hedge close to giving eye level privacy. Being container grown, these Portuguese Laurel will quickly establish themselves in your garden representing good value for money. These plants are all sold as 5-6ft (150-180cm) in height. As shown in the picture they have been trimmed back hard in the autumn to encourage plenty of bushy growth this year to create a quick instant hedge.
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.
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.
A large Portuguese Laurel hedge will need to be trimmed annually in the spring or autumn. We recommend trimming in the spring before a new flush of growth.
We recommend planting these Portuguese Laurel at 2ft (60cm) apart (as shown in the picture).
Portugal 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 a this type of hedge can be found on the Portuguese Laurel category page.