Laurus nobilis, The Bay Tree, is a conical evergreen tree or large shrub with glossy, dark green, aromatic leaves. During early summer masses of sulphar tiny flowers are produced much loved by bees and other pollinaters. Will respond very well to pruning, producing lovely dense foliage. This plant does well in coastal situations. Immediately reminiscent of the Mediterranean and very under-rated as a high quality hedging plant. Thrives in sun or shade in any reasonable soil sheltered from cold, drying winds. Dry the leaves for use in cooking!
Large specimens both for topiary and hedging are available for special delivery, please call us for details.
- Position: full sun to part shade
- Soil: most soils except waterlogged or chalky
- Eventual Size: up to 5 metres, but can be pruned
- Habit: rounded evergreen shrub with dense foliage and aromatic leaves
- Foliage: Evergreen
- Common Names: Bay Tree
Remove damaged leaves and stems in spring, trim to produce decorative shape if required in summer.
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