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.
- Planting Portuguese Laurel Hedges
This hedge should be planted 3 to the yard. 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.
How tall & fast will a Portuguese Laurel Hedge grow?
It grows 10-2- feet tall and wide, taller if pruned to a tree form. The ultimate Portuguese Laurel height can grow might be approximately 7m (20ft) tall as a hedge but in good conditions and if it is grown as a single stem tree, it has been known to grow to over 10m (30ft). It is also an extremely popular and common hedge that can be found throughout Ireland. It is also a great hedge for the environment due to the biodiversity it brings as it attracts many species of bees, butterflies and local birds.
Maintenance of a Portuguese Laurel Hedge
This hedging requires little maintenance. One of the most important factors to a healthy hedge is weed control. Weeds at the bottom of your hedge can stop your laurel hedge from growing down to the ground.
Our Portuguese laurel hedges are bare root and lifted to order, they are bagged to keep fresh and ready for replanting.
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