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LAURUS nobilis

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

Culinary bayleaf
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individually £10.50 each, 3+ £9.00 each

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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
12m (39ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

Buy Varieties of LAURUS nobilis

LAURUS nobilis 'Aurea'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Golden bay.
excellent bright gold foliage
£12.50 each

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