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LAURUS azorica

Commonly known as Bay tree, Canary Island laurel

A rare and fairly tender plant with handsome broad green rounded leaves
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  • Evergreen - dark green leaves to 13cm (5in) long paler beneath, with hairs along the midrib beneat
  • Height - 10m (33ft)
  • Spread - 8m (26ft)
  • Tall Shrub - spreading habit. Produces flowers in clusters in the leaf axils. Those on the male are more ornamental
  • Tree - or large shrub
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - scale insects, tortrix moth caterpillars, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
  • Place of origin - Canary Islands
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Ovate - see photos above
  • Scented Plants - Scented foliage -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - shelter from cold winds
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)

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