The glossy foliage of Prunus lusitanica
The glossy foliage of Prunus lusitanica
Portuguese Laurel Tree
Small Portuguese Laurel from this batch

Prunus lusitanica bush

Portuguese Laurel

Estimated fully grown height 3-5m

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Product Details

Specimens are supplied as small 1-1.5m tall in 35L containers

Very popular as a garden hedging plant, Prunus lusitanica bush is not seen as regularly as Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia but in many eyes it is a prettier option. We have kept a lovely 2m hedge using this plant at Barcham that we routinely prune once a year in the spring. The leaves are smaller than other laurel so when pruned by a hedge cutter the damage is less telling before a new flush of leaves takes over.

Thriving on most free draining soils, Prunus lusitanica bush will benefit by a general purpose fertilizer in the spring to enhance leaf colour and plant vitality. If it is pruned between September and March you will deprive it of its ability to feed so beware!

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening from ground level,
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.