Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedging Plants

Evergreen hedging Plants are 1.2 metre tall in 10L pots, recommended spacing of 2ft apart.

Additional information

Tree Sizes

10L Potted

25.00

Out of stock

Adam Richards
Adam Richards
2023-11-16
These guys are the best. Super prossesional & 100% personable. Caitriona & Robert helped me plan my hedging, offered advice and delivered swiftly. Thank you.
Gary Dully
Gary Dully
2023-11-11
Highly recommend. Beautiful healthy thriving tree and hedges delivered and no issues, very fast delivery and great to deal with. 10/10. Top marks.
Gareth Wills
Gareth Wills
2023-11-11
Excellent. Great quality and very helpful.
Matthew Kehoe
Matthew Kehoe
2023-11-07
Couldn’t recommend and rate Cullen Nurseries more highly! They supplied excellent specimen shrubs and looked after all planting at a very competitive rate, not to mention a very speedy turn around. A super family run Irish business! Thanks Caitriona & Rob. M
Evelyn Potts
Evelyn Potts
2023-10-28
Catriona and Rob were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional. Got lovely plants….delivered to the door…..extremely happy customer…..thank you.
Dave McGee
Dave McGee
2023-10-12
Very quick & lovely plants,great service
Jennifer Sharkey
Jennifer Sharkey
2023-09-28
So happy to have chosen Cullen Nurseries to supply, plant and fertilize our new Red Robin hedge. Great customer service from Caitriona and really pleased with the very professional job Rob & his colleague did planting them. Pics don't do them justice - this was the day they were planted - 61 x 2l Red Robins - really healthy looking plants. Delighted and looking forward to seeing them grow over the years. Thank you!
Mary Belton
Mary Belton
2023-09-28
Caitriona and Rob provided lovely strong trees and delivery was very smooth. I will be back to buy bare root hedging when available!
Ronan Doyle
Ronan Doyle
2023-09-18
Really helpful. Great selection.

Delivery Information

We deliver to Ireland and Northern Ireland. We aim to deliver your product ourselves but sometimes we use couriers to make sure get your order to you as quickly as we can.

Please keep in mind that we will be lifting your plants to order, so please be patient, it can take between 14 and 21 days to process orders and ship your plants. We want you to get your product as fresh as possible. Our plants are delivered in lined bags to protect them during transport.

We will contact you by phone a day or 2 before a planned delivery to arrange a time. Please make sure to include your phone number when ordering!

We offer free delivery on orders of €300 and over.

Cullen's Returns & Refunds

We make every effort to ensure you get your plants in the best possible condition. If there is is a problem with the condition of the plants on arrival please:

  • If possible note the damage on the delivery docket when your order arrives
  • Photograph any issues
  • Contact us ASAP and within 3 days of receiving your order, so we can arrange a replacement to be sent or for a refund to be issued.


We stand over the quality of our plants. Please be mindful of the fact that our plants are bare-root plants and will not look the same in Winter as they do in Spring and Summer.

Also, we cannot be responsible for inadequate aftercare of plants such as incorrect planting, weather conditions – drought or frost, wildlife damage, or improper maintenance.

If you are unsure of how to plant or care for your plants, please contact us and we will help.

Description

Properties of Mature Portuguese Laurel hedge Plants

  • Fast-growing, evergreen hedge plant.
  • Slower growth rate than Laurel Hedge Plants Portuguese Laurels have a Growth rate of 30-50 cm per year.
  • The plants have Dark Green Leaves, a Conical shape, and Red Stems.
  • Evergreen and retain colour and leaf over the Winter months.
  • This makes them an ideal option for a garden hedge as a mature hedge offers security, shelter, privacy and noise reduction while maintaining a glossy green Winter appearance.
  • Other evergreen hedging options are Laurel HedgingBox-Hedging and Photinia Red Robin

Description

The leaves of the Portuguese laurel hedging plants are conical in shape, pointed at the tips, dark green in colour with red stems. Small, fragrant white flowers up 25cm in length are seen on some plants in early summer. These flowers are followed by small, dark purple fruits in Autumn months. These flowers and berries make them an attractive hedge for bees and other insects.

How & When to Plant Your Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedge

  • Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedge plants are grown in 10L pots which can be planted out into the garden.
  • They can be planted any time of the year, as the root system has been established in the pot.
  • These mature bushy plants can be planted 2 feet apart to give a bushy hedge over time.
  • If planted in a warm or dry period, they should be watered regularly to ensure it’s growth.

Tips & Tricks for looking after your Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedge

  • They grow well in shade or in full sun.
  • They are ideal plants for most soil types and pHs but do not like very wet ground.
  • It is important to keep plants watered in the first year of growth.
  • Portuguese laurels will survive in temps as low as -23C.
  • Moderately fast growing and like cherry laurels, these plants will take a trimming well.
  • Recommended time for Trimming is usually done in late Spring or Summer when new growth appears on the hedge.
  • Trimming encourages new bushy growth.
  • When planting Portuguese laurels, make sure the area is clear of weeds to avoid competition for the plants.
  • Dig a trench or hole deep enough to cover the roots.
  • Measure out the spacing between the plants.
  • Remove the plant from the pot and place in the trench.
  • Be careful not to damage the delicate root system.
  • Till & break up the removed soil well to encourage aeration of the soil.
  • Shovel back in this well-tilled soil. Firm the plant by walking in the plant to secure it.
  • Keep the plant well walked in for the coming weeks, especially after windy conditions.
  • We also recommend regular feeding to provide the plant with nutrients for growth.

Aftercare for the Mature Portuguese laurel hedging plants.

  • The presence of yellow leaves developing on the plant is a sign of stress.
  • This stress could be a response to over or under-watering the plants.
  • Plants will need regular and consistent watering in the drier Summer Months.
  • Annual pruning is also required and necessary to maintain a healthy bushy hedge.
  • Please always remember to use clean pruning equipment.
  • Annual feeding of hedging plants is also recommended.
  • Chicken Manure Pellets are a clean and effective fertiliser.
  •   Dispose of hedge clippings in organic waste receptacles, do not leave discard in fields or in the presence of animals as clipping can often be dangerous to animals if ingested.

Characteristics of Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedging Plants

Type: Moderately fast Growing
Soil: nutrient-rich moist soil
Status: Hardy in cold weather,
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: White flowers in spring

Footage of our Natural Nursery can be viewed on Carlow LEO

Additional information

Tree Sizes

10L Potted

Properties of Mature Portuguese Laurel hedge Plants

  • Fast-growing, evergreen hedge plant.
  • Slower growth rate than Laurel Hedge Plants Portuguese Laurels have a Growth rate of 30-50 cm per year.
  • The plants have Dark Green Leaves, a Conical shape, and Red Stems.
  • Evergreen and retain colour and leaf over the Winter months.
  • This makes them an ideal option for a garden hedge as a mature hedge offers security, shelter, privacy and noise reduction while maintaining a glossy green Winter appearance.
  • Other evergreen hedging options are Laurel HedgingBox-Hedging and Photinia Red Robin

Description

The leaves of the Portuguese laurel hedging plants are conical in shape, pointed at the tips, dark green in colour with red stems. Small, fragrant white flowers up 25cm in length are seen on some plants in early summer. These flowers are followed by small, dark purple fruits in Autumn months. These flowers and berries make them an attractive hedge for bees and other insects.

How & When to Plant Your Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedge

  • Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedge plants are grown in 10L pots which can be planted out into the garden.
  • They can be planted any time of the year, as the root system has been established in the pot.
  • These mature bushy plants can be planted 2 feet apart to give a bushy hedge over time.
  • If planted in a warm or dry period, they should be watered regularly to ensure it’s growth.

Tips & Tricks for looking after your Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedge

  • They grow well in shade or in full sun.
  • They are ideal plants for most soil types and pHs but do not like very wet ground.
  • It is important to keep plants watered in the first year of growth.
  • Portuguese laurels will survive in temps as low as -23C.
  • Moderately fast growing and like cherry laurels, these plants will take a trimming well.
  • Recommended time for Trimming is usually done in late Spring or Summer when new growth appears on the hedge.
  • Trimming encourages new bushy growth.
  • When planting Portuguese laurels, make sure the area is clear of weeds to avoid competition for the plants.
  • Dig a trench or hole deep enough to cover the roots.
  • Measure out the spacing between the plants.
  • Remove the plant from the pot and place in the trench.
  • Be careful not to damage the delicate root system.
  • Till & break up the removed soil well to encourage aeration of the soil.
  • Shovel back in this well-tilled soil. Firm the plant by walking in the plant to secure it.
  • Keep the plant well walked in for the coming weeks, especially after windy conditions.
  • We also recommend regular feeding to provide the plant with nutrients for growth.

Aftercare for the Mature Portuguese laurel hedging plants.

  • The presence of yellow leaves developing on the plant is a sign of stress.
  • This stress could be a response to over or under-watering the plants.
  • Plants will need regular and consistent watering in the drier Summer Months.
  • Annual pruning is also required and necessary to maintain a healthy bushy hedge.
  • Please always remember to use clean pruning equipment.
  • Annual feeding of hedging plants is also recommended.
  • Chicken Manure Pellets are a clean and effective fertiliser.
  •   Dispose of hedge clippings in organic waste receptacles, do not leave discard in fields or in the presence of animals as clipping can often be dangerous to animals if ingested.

Characteristics of Mature Portuguese Laurel Hedging Plants

Type: Moderately fast Growing
Soil: nutrient-rich moist soil
Status: Hardy in cold weather,
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: White flowers in spring

Footage of our Natural Nursery can be viewed on Carlow LEO