These 7ft Portuguese Laurel hedge plants are heavy and chunky plants that will go a long way to giving instant eye level privacy when planting your Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) hedge. Being container grown, these Portuguese Laurel will quickly establish themselves in your garden representing good value for money and with roots filling out a 45lt pot, there will be no shortage of good roots to give the plants the best start. These plants are all sold as 7ft+ (210cm+) in height although most are substantially taller than this.
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.
A 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.
The plants in this picture are shown at 75cm apart, but they could be planted closer at 60cm apart to create a denser and more immediate screen.
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 a Portuguese Laurel hedge can be found on the Portuguese Laurel category page.