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Bay Laurel

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Bay Laurel is an attractive and fragrant shrub that is easy to grow in a container and adds vibrant evergreen color to your patio or balcony. Use its leaves to add flavor to all your meals.

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Bay Laurel

Bay Leaves for Cooking and Fragrance

Size:  3 Gallon

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List: $73.95
Sale: $55.46
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Planting Mix for Laurel Trees
Bay Laurel Planting Mix

Helps your Bay Laurel get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
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Bay Laurel
Fertilizer Tablets
Bay Laurel

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.

Fertilizer Tablets
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This hardy, evergreen shrub is renowned for its unique, refreshing fragrance. Its glossy, dark-green leaves will add color to your porch, patio or balcony year-round. During the summer months it produces small black fruit that is a favorite with native birds. This shrub will add a touch of class to any aspect of your home landscape in zones 5 through 9 outdoors and 4 through 11 on a patio.

The Bay Laurel is exceptionally hardy, and requires little maintenance. They can withstand high temperatures and thrive in in both full and partial sunlight. There Mediterranean heritage gives them drought tolerance and the ability to quickly adapt to most soil types. It grows 1-2 feet each year, reaching a mature height of 10-15 feet.

The shrub is also pest-resistant so there's no need to worry about spraying pesticides. In fact, the plant's natural oils will also deter pests from other nearby plants. It also has a high resistance to disease and will settle in your landscape for years to come.

Fresh or dried Bay Laurel leaves can be used as a cooking spice, which is often added to traditional Mediterranean dishes such as soups, stews and fish dishes. Their mild flavor enhances the taste of vegetables, meat, and poultry. The dried leaves retain their flavor for several months.

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(blue area above)

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Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

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We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

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Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Bay Laurel can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

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It's Easy to Plant your Bay Laurel

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Bay Laurel.

If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Bay Laurel gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Bay Laurel again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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Are laurels fragrance?
A shopper on Jun 10, 2014
Best Answer: There are no flowers. The leaves are used in cooking, particularly in soups or stews. Bay Leaf. Look for it in your own pantry or cupboard. That is what this plant produces. Lovely smell when crushed, but no fragrance from flowers, as I am suspecting you are inquiring about.
Reply · Phil M on Jun 10, 2014
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Can I plant my Bay Laurel in the ground? I'm in zone 8? It's been doing okay in a pot, but I leave town frequently and would like the sprinkler to hit it in the yard.
Krista H on Jun 13, 2014
Best Answer: Your Bay Laurel will be fine if your plant it outside in zone 8.
Reply · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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