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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.
  • 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

LAURUS nobilis

 
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Available again from March 2024 - New stock in early spring.
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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
    Cottage garden
    Patio / pot plants
    Town garden
  • 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.

  • 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

 
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