Does Laurel have invasive roots?
Similarly, you may ask, do Laurel roots cause damage?
Will the roots of a laurel hedge cause damage to my house? In general, most types of laurel do not grow large enough to cause a major problems to buildings. Roots grow in proportion to the amount of leaves they have to support so the larger you let your hedge grow, the bigger the root system it will produce.
Moreover, are Laurel roots invasive?
Although not invasive, think of laurel bushes as weeds when you remove them. If you don't dig up the roots after cutting down a laurel bush, it hinders future planting and sprouts again, just like weeds if you don't mechanically or chemically remove their root systems.
Prunus lusitanica is the Portuguese laurel. The leaves are poisonous.