• Bay Laurel for Sale

    Bay Laurel for Sale

 

Bay Laurel

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-t- Planting Mix
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:

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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.


Soil Contents
$6.95
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

APPLICATION:
1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
$4.95


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


Growing Zones 8-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones:

4-11 patio
  /  
8-11 outdoors


You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Laurus nobilis

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

BAY LEAVES FOR COOKING AND FRAGRANCE

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.






Customer Reviews

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I have a wealth of bay leaves
Great quality plant and immediately provided me with herbs to cook with.
October 21, 2014
Atlanta, GA, US
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
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Bay laurel is beautiful
I ordered 3 of these, one for me and 2 as gifts. All arrived in perfect shape. Mine is thriving. I could not be happier. I'm moving it indoors for the winter; hope it thrives in the dry indoor air.
October 25, 2014
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
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Tender
 
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Bay Laurel
It is a beautiful hardy plant, just like the ones we saw in Grenada. We look forward to its growth and watching its elegant leaves develop and grow.
August 1, 2015
Purchased
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
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Tender
 
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Not Like the Picture
What I received was hardy and in good shape. I'm happy about that. What I received was not, however, like the picture. I'm thinking I might have to put another with what I have to get that "bushy" look in the container. Will see...
July 27, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
9
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Tender
 
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Beautiful Bay Laurel
We live in south Florida and I didn't know how this tree would do in the hot weather. So far so good. The tree was planted a couple of months ago and is showing new growth.
The leaves are really wonderful in food and also very nice simmered in water to give a nice scent to the house.
July 28, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
11
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Slow
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Tender
 
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Bay Laurel
My bay laurel arrived timely and healthy. I put it in a larger pot and it immediately began to grow. I use the leave in my cooking and share with my neighbors.
July 26, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
Growth Rate
Slow
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Tender
 
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Used my first Bay Leaf in my Rice
Beautiful specimen. Packaged well arrived in healthy condition. potted it so I can bring it in the house for the winter. Pretty and tastes great.
July 27, 2015
Purchased
11 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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Hardiness
Tender
 
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Looks and Tastes great!
First Bay Laurel we tried to grow, so nothing to compare. Started in a container, but move to the front yard. No problems and it seems to be doing very well. Good flavor for the one dish we've tried so far. Very happy with all aspects of the transaction.
July 26, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
11
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
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Bay Laural
When this arrived, it was full of leaves & beautiful. It has grown & provided two harvests of leaves. I use them on a daily basis.
August 6, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
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Tender
 
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I love my bay laurel! It is growing so big and healthy! I highly recommend ordering from fast growing tree's
July 27, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

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.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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I couldn't find this tree in my area.
Katia C on Apr 19, 2016
The leaves to use in cooking
Candy D on Apr 1, 2016
I couldn't find this tree in my area.
Katia C on Apr 19, 2016
I love the flavor of bay leaves in certain recipes and enjoy being able to harvest my own herbs, etc. Plus, I believe it is a pretty plant with interesting glossy, dark leaves - it is cold-hearty and can sustain large variations in temperatures as well.
Bethany C on Apr 4, 2016
The leaves to use in cooking
Candy D on Apr 1, 2016
Enjoyed this small tree at a previous home and used it for stews, soups etc.
Janet O on Mar 4, 2016
I chose Bay Laurel because it's not only great to cook with but, I also plan on using these as my front entrance plants...going to try and grow them in 24â?? tall by 18" wide terra cotta planters handmade by me! ð??? I will plant annual trailing flowers until the Bay Laurel roots have filled up the container and in 3-4 years take them out trim roots and refresh the soil and we are good to go for a few more years....
Cindy H on Feb 5, 2016
liked the look and for the leaves in cooking
loyd w on Nov 25, 2015
I love the flavor of bay leaves in certain recipes and enjoy being able to harvest my own herbs, etc. Plus, I believe it is a pretty plant with interesting glossy, dark leaves - it is cold-hearty and can sustain large variations in temperatures as well.
Bethany C on Apr 4, 2016
Enjoyed this small tree at a previous home and used it for stews, soups etc.
Janet O on Mar 4, 2016
How tall is the plant at the time of purchase?
Mpls Gardener on Feb 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It arrived planted in a 10" pot and was approximately 10 " tall. I replanted it into a larger pot and the plant took off growing.
does this plant ship with the container in picture?
Pam P on Oct 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it will come in a black planters pot.
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.
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.
Safe for pets?
Barbara D on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Bay Laurel is toxic to dogs and cats.
can be planted on pots or vases?
Maurice B on Mar 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am currently growing in a pot (15 gal) and expect eventually will have to go to larger, but not a rapid grower so should take some time. I expect that a 1/2 whiskey barrel size would hold a pruned mature bush since I have seen the plant used in bonsai when severely pruned
Can the bay laurel be grown as a tree rather than hedge?
A shopper on Sep 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I would suppose so, but I don't think the trunk would ever get very thick. the plant is used for culinary purposes so most growers want the most leaves they can grow and therefore many branches. I suppose you can espelier one lone stalk, but I am not sure how much the plant will like that. Sorry I can't be more exact.
Is this tree hardy in zone 7?
Barb S on Mar 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If the weather on zone 7 it does not freeze then is ok i have 3 trees in new york but i put them in my garage when is cold besically Decenber to March
The soil at my home is alkyline grey clay. Is a more acid, sandy soil recommended or will Sweet Bay do well in clay?
Stephen H on Apr 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I've grown several Bay Laurels here in north Texas, where the soil is mostly clay. I mixed in lots of compost, planted them and they thrived, growing to 6 feet within 6 or 7 years Both were in very sunny locations. In my current home, I have planted one the same way, but in a partially sunny spot. It's doing fine, but the growth is much slower. Hope this helps. Kathleen in Texas

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