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Laurus nobilisBay Laurel, Sweet Bay

2 Options from £23.99

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

Evergreen with pale yellow flowers in the spring that attract bees and beneficial insects

Glossy, leathery leaves remain aromatic all year round

Well know for its bay leave that are common used to flavour curries, soups and stews

Ideal for including in borders, herb gardens and patio containers, or it can be grown larger and clipped into topiary or hedging

1 plant in 3 litre pot £23.99 Within 21 Working Days
2 plants in 3 litre pots £24.98 Within 21 Working Days
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
Laurus nobilis is well known for its bay leaves which are commonly used to flavour curries, soups and stews. The glossy, leathery leaves remain aromatic all year round when growing on the handsome Bay Laurel tree and they can also be dried for easy storage in the kitchen. This is an evergreen shrub which has pale yellow flowers in the spring, attracting bees and beneficial insects. The Sweet Bay plant can easily be included in borders, herb gardens or patio containers or grown larger and clipped into topiary or hedging. It looks equally at home in the formal garden or in a more naturalistic scheme and its many uses have seen Laurus nobilis awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 10m (32').

Culinary information: Some parts of this plant are edible. Click here for more details about edible plants.

Hedges, Kitchen Garden, Patio, Wildlife Gardens, Woodland Garden


sun or semi shade

1200cm (473in)

1000cm (394in)

RHS AGM,RHS plants for pollinators

1 Plant In 3 Litre Pot (V59279)
2 Plants In 3 Litre Pots (V59280P)

Flowering Months
Feed and water Bay trees regularly until they are fully established. Bay trees particularly dislike competition from weeds – keep them weed free from within a 30cm radius of the base of the tree. Bay trees require little pruning. Remove any damaged or misplaced stems in late winter to maintain a healthy, well shaped plant.
Bay Laurel trees thrive in any fertile, well drained soil. Choose a sheltered position, protected from cold winds in sun or semi-shade. Alternatively, Bay trees may be grown in large containers of soil based compost such as John Innes No 3.


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