Buy Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel) online from Jacksons Nurseries
Buy Prunus lusitanica (Portuguese Laurel) online from Jacksons Nurseries

Prunus lusitanica - Lollipop (15-18 litre pot, 100-120cm stem, 45+cm head)

Portuguese Laurel

£68.50

This is a large, versatile evergreen shrub with elongated, glossy dark green leaves and white, early summer, cup-shaped flowers. These are produced in long, slender racemes and possess a sweet hawthorn scent.

It makes a fantastic dense hedge, screen or windbreak and forms an attractive, shapely tree if allowed to grow naturally. Its versatility means it can be grown in sun or shade, in any well-drained soil, including chalk. Dense enough to be used as a nesting site by birds, its compact growth habit means it can be easily clipped into formal shapes.

The flowers are followed by small red fruits which turn dark purple in winter.

  • Eventual Height 2m to 3m
  • Eventual Spread 50cm to 1m
  • Position Full sun
  • Growth Average
  • Soil Type Any moist, well drained soil
  • Hardiness Fully hardy
  • Flowering Time Spring-Summer
  • Flower Colour White
  • Fragranced

Did You Know?

We grow and keep the majority of our plants outside on the edge of the Staffordshire Moorlands, over 650 feet above sea level ensuring a hardy plant that starts off well when planted in your garden.

Some leaves on evergreen plants can be damaged in winter but in spring, new leaves will readily replace those damaged. This is quite normal on many evergreen varieties and is preferable to plants grown with excessive protection that show cold shock once planted out and establish less satisfactorily initially.

Many perennials go ‘dormant’ which, in some cases, means that there is little or no top growth apparent between November and March. If you order perennials whilst they are dormant, they may not be visible above the soil level when purchased but will burst into life in spring.

Prunus lusitanica - Lollipop (15-18 litre pot, 100-120cm stem, 45+cm head)

This is a large, versatile evergreen shrub with elongated, glossy dark green leaves and white, early summer, cup-shaped flowers. These are produced in long, slender racemes and possess a sweet hawthorn scent.

It makes a fantastic dense hedge, screen or windbreak and forms an attractive, shapely tree if allowed to grow naturally. Its versatility means it can be grown in sun or shade, in any well-drained soil, including chalk. Dense enough to be used as a nesting site by birds, its compact growth habit means it can be easily clipped into formal shapes.

The flowers are followed by small red fruits which turn dark purple in winter.

 


 

Portuguese Laurel
2m to 3m
50cm to 1m
  • White
Spring-Summer
Yes
Average
Fully hardy
Prunus lusitanica
  • Full sun  Full sun
  • Dense shade  Dense shade
  • Partial shade  Partial shade
  • Any moist, well drained soil

When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Prune in summer to reduce the risk of silver leaf and bacterial canker. Cut back any dead, diseased or branches which cross to healthy wood

Pot Size

Usually supplied in a pot. If this changes we will inform you before we deliver the plants to you.

Plant Heights

Supplied plant heights vary depending on the season, the batch they are picked from and the type of plant. For eventual height, please see plant description.

Delivery

 

We want to make the delivery of your order an easy and hassle-free experience. Our couriers are the only ones we’ve found that handle plants with as much tender loving care as we do. It’s normally easier to leave it to us to sort out the finer delivery details, but if you’d like to know the progress of your order please log into your account, or feel free to email us at websales@jacksonsnurseries.co.uk
 
Delivery Cost
Internet plant orders
Our flat rate charge for mainland UK plant orders is £7.99. Please see details below of areas which may incur a surcharge.
Please note, our larger specimen conifers and bamboos will require a pallet delivery, priced at £30.
 
Pallet orders will need to be signed for and the access must be suitable for a large vehicle.
 
Rowlinson products
All of our Rowlinson items come direct from the manufacturer and are free delivery. We do not keep any Rowlinson items in stock. Please note that any other items on the order will incur the £7.99 delivery charge.
 
Delivery Area
At the moment we can deliver to most of mainland UK no matter how large or small your order is. We hope to soon be able to delivery to other areas of the UK for the same flat rate, however the following postcodes will incur a surcharge, please contact us on 01782 502741 for a quote based on your order and postcode.
 
PH5-PH9
PH15-PH50
KA27-KA30
AB31-AB56
IV1-IV63
FK19-FK21
TR21-TR25
TR93
PA20-PA78
KW1-KW17
PO30-PO41
BT1-BT94
 
Unfortunately we cannot deliver to the Republic of Ireland
 
Click and Collect 
We're pleased to announce that we are able to offer our Click and Collect service. At the checkout, simply select 'Click and Collect' and your plants will be available for you to collect from our Garden Centre. You will receive an automated email from us to confirm your order is being processed and will be ready to collect after 48 hours. We will hold your plants for 7 working days from the date your collection is ready, after which the plants will be placed back on our nursery and your order will be refunded back to you. If any of your order is not in stock, we will notify you by telephone or email within 48 hours of the order being processed by us. Please see our Click and Collect page for full details
Please note our websales offices are closed over the weekends, 'Click and Collect' orders will not be processed until Monday, therefore they will not be ready for collection until Wednesday. If you would like to collect sooner, please call our Garden Centre on 01782 502741 and we will be happy to reserve any plants for you. Please see our Contact Us page for full details of our opening hours and telephone numbers. Our Garden Centre is open 7 days a week for collections.
 
What about Overseas?
Unfortunately, we’re unable to make deliveries outside of the UK at the present time.
 
Delivery Timeframe
We aim to deliver all orders within 7-10 days if the plants you order are already in stock. If plants are out of stock when the order is placed (which is quite rare) the delivery time is around 21 days, but we will contact you to let you know. 
Need your order in a hurry? Call our websales team on 01782 502741 to arrange a next day delivery. Orders must be taken before 10am, excludes weekends, stock is subject to availability.
 

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