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LAURUS nobilis

Commonly known as Poet's laurel, Sweet bay, True laurel

Culinary bayleaf
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly ovate, glossy, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Yellow
    Greenish-yellow
  • Height
    12m (39ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tree
    Or large shrub. Produces flowers 5mm (¼in) across followed by black berries.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant
    Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.

LAURUS nobilis

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
individually £12.50 each , 3+ £10.00 each 
Available again from March 2022 - New stock in early spring.
Large £50.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from March 2022

Densely branched conical tree or large shrub native to the Mediteranean region growing in moist rocky areas. Its aromatic leaves are used as a culinary herb.

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    The laurel wreath of ancient Greece. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Medicinal properties
    Many medicinal uses including as a digestive aid, for reducing flatulence and the berries have even been used to(supposedly) cure baldness
    Pests & Diseases
    Scale insects, tortrix moth caterpillars, powdery mildew, leaf spot.
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
    Slightly back from the sea with more shelter
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented foliage
    Aromatic foliage.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Shelter from cold winds
  • Tree Shape
    Broadly conical
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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12m (39ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

Buy Varieties of LAURUS nobilis

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LAURUS nobilis 'Aurea'

LAURUS nobilis 'Aurea'

Golden bay

excellent bright gold foliage

 
£14.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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