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Portuguese Laurel Pleached Tree [Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia'] for Privacy Screening | Potted

Portuguese Laurel Pleached Tree [Prunus lusitanica 'Angustifolia'] for Privacy Screening | Potted

150cm / 8-10cm / 120x120cm


Regular price £299.00
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Prunus Lusitanica 'Angustifolia' 'Portuguese Laurel' Pleached Tree
150cm / 8-10cm / 120x120cm

Introducing the charming Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia 'Portuguese Laurel', the perfect blend of privacy and beauty for your garden. These evergreen trees boast dark red shoots and deep green ovate leaves that stay lush all year round. In early summer, delicate white flowers in racemes release a fragrant scent, followed by small, dark purple fruits in the autumn.

Selected for their neat growth, these trees not only provide year-round greenery but also create an elegant screen, enhancing the overall appeal of your outdoor space. Plant them strategically to form a seamless screen, shielding your garden from undesired views while adding a touch of natural beauty.

Order now and transform your garden into a tranquil haven with our delightful Portuguese Laurel Pleached Trees – making your garden just 'pleachy'!

This particular potted pleached Prunus Lusitanica 'Angustifolia' 'Portuguese Laurel' tree has a 150cm clear stem and a 8-10cm stem girth. The pleach frame measures 120cm in width and 120cm in height, resulting in an overall height of 270cm. This tree stands tall above the small UK 3 ft/~90cm fence height, providing enhanced privacy and architectural charm, creating your garden sanctuary.

Prunus Lusitanica 'Angustifolia' 'Portuguese Laurel'

Evergreen with a spreading habit, featuring dark red shoots carrying deep green ovate leaves. Small, fragrant white flowers in racemes up to 25cm long appear in early summer, followed by small, dark purple fruits.

  • Evergreen
  • White flowers in Spring
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Chalk, Loam, Clay, Sand
  • Full sun Partial shade
  • North-facing, South-facing, East-facing, West-facing
  • H5: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
  • Humans/Pets: Harmful if eaten

Size Chart

This handy size chart is here to show you the different choices you have for clear stem and stem girth. A visual guide, helping you get a feel for the sizes and how much foliage each option brings with a growing season on the frame. We hope this gives you an idea of the relative sizes and foliage cover – this is not intended to be an exact representation for each species of tree. If you would like a photo of a particular size and species of tree, please contact us. We are here to find your garden's perfect fit!

Clear Stem

The clear stem in pleached trees means the straight part of the tree trunk without any branches. It is measured from the base of the tree to the base of the pleach frame and where the foliage begins. Our trees are available in 100cm, 150cm, 180cm, and 200cm clear stems. Some times you may be see pleached trees referred to as half standard (circa 100-150cm) or standard (circa 180-200cm) trees. When considering the overall height of the clear stem and pleach frame, please bear in mind, young, freshly-pleached trees do not yet cover the entire pleach frame's full height.

Pleached tree clear stem sizes

Stem Girth

The stem girth refers to the measurement around the trunk of the tree. It's a way to quantify the thickness or circumference of the tree trunk. Measuring the stem girth is important for assessing the tree's maturity. Typically, the greater the stem girth, the greater the maturity and foliage cover. Young, freshly-pleached trees do not yet cover the entire pleach frame, however with the proper care they will flourish over the coming growing seasons. Please bear this in mind when selecting your stem girth. Our trees are available in 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, and 14-16cm stem girths.

Pleached tree stem girths

Choosing the Right Clear Stem and Stem Girth for Your Garden

When selecting a pleached tree, the right clear stem and stem girth depend on your preferences and needs. If budget is a concern, opt for a younger, freshly pleached tree with a 6-8cm stem girth, which with the proper care, will grow to fill its frame in the coming years. For a more instant screening effect, choose a tree with a minimum stem girth of 14cm+ (depending on species). If you plan to use the tree for screening over a wall or fence, the height will determine the clear stem.

Our most popular choice is a pleached tree with a 12-14cm stem girth and a clear stem height of 180cm. This combination strikes a balance, providing a good height, some screening in the first growing season, and excellent value for money. It's a well-rounded option that caters to various landscaping preferences and offers a practical and cost-effective solution.

Clear stem and stem girth sizes on pleached trees

Bespoke Sizes Available

Our standard pleach frames measure 120cm x 120cm, but we understand the need for flexibility in size. That's why we're pleased to offer custom pleaching tailored to your preferences.

Custom Fames Sizes Available

We've listened to our customers and understand the need for size flexibility. That's why we're excited to offer custom pleaching tailored to your preferences.

Choose Your Perfect Frame Size

Our standard pleach frames measure 120cm x 120cm, however custom-made frames are available with a width or height up to 180cm. Please note that custom pleached trees will require additional time to mature and fully occupy the frame. Some tree species and stem girths are more adaptable than others.

Custom frames are priced at £50 per frame and the lead time is approximately 6 weeks.

Please call 0330 818 7142 or email for more information, to discuss suitability or to arrange a bespoke order

RHS Guide to Prunus Lusitanica 'Angustifolia' 'Portuguese Laurel'

For a nurturing start and ongoing care of your new plant, the RHS offers invaluable advice. Take a look through their useful information all about: Prunus Lusitanica 'Angustifolia' 'Portuguese Laurel'.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK’s leading gardening charity. Aiming to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.

Variation & Availabilty

Living plants showcase a charming diversity, and it's normal to expect some variations. The images serve as illustrations, and slight measurement differences may arise. The construction of the pleach frame is typically bamboo but can be wood or metal based on availability. We cannot guarantee absolute uniformity among plants, and availability may vary.

FREE Specialist Tree Delivery

These trees are available for free delivery throughout the majority of mainland England and Wales for orders of three or more trees. Delivery is typically around 10-15 working days. However, tree type, quantity, and postcode may affect delivery times, so please allow up to 30 days.

Exclusions apply to certain postcodes, such as the northernmost or southernmost parts of England and the westernmost parts of Wales. If you need fewer trees, or are outside of the delivery region, please contact us for a quote. T&Cs apply. Full delivery policy.

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  • Great customer service

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Ross Newman
Lovely Quality and very competitive Prices

I Purchased 7 Portuguese Laurels and they were superb quality and very healthy when delivered. Communication was excellent and Rachel was really helpful too.

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