Foliage and small berries of the Portuguese laurel
Foliage and small berries of the Portuguese laurel
Portuguese Laurel Large Tree
Large Portuguese Laurel from this batch

Prunus lusitanica standard

Portuguese Laurel

Estimated fully grown height 3-5m

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Product Details

Portuguese laurel can be grown in a number of forms and Prunus lusitanica standard is particularly useful for stilted screening above fence height. Privacy is a major concern for homeowners, especially with extensions being the preferred way to increase the house footprint instead of moving. The dense evergreen crown sits on a clear stem height of about 1.6 metres. It can be easily and routinely trimmed each spring to retain its bushiness.

Like most evergreens, Prunus lusitanica standard much prefers to be on a free draining soil and suffers if the soil gets waterlogged. Importantly, if your soil is light on the trace element magnesium, it is always prudent to apply a general purpose fertilizer including this trace element in the spring to enhance leaf colour and vigour.

Mature height 3-5m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Garden,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening above the fence,
Looks good in
Spring, Winter,
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.

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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.