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Bay Laurel

Laurus nobilis


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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.

Coarse 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
-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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose

Add a Decorative Pot

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 20℉)

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

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

10-15 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


15-20 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Laurus nobilis

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Bay Leaves for Cooking and Fragrance

An Outstanding, Fragrant Tree
Anyone can grow this beautiful tree!  Use the Sweet Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) tree as an ornamental, or as a part of your cooking spice collection. It can even be trained as a topiary. It thrives in a container in Zones 4 through 11. Bring it inside during the chilly months.  Those living in zones 8 through 11 can successfully grow it in the ground. This hardy, evergreen shrub is known for its unique, refreshing fragrance. Its glossy, dark-green leaves will add color to your porch, patio, balcony or landscape. During the summer months, it produces small black fruit that attracts birds. 

Easy to Grow
The Bay Laurel is exceptionally hardy and requires little maintenance. They can withstand high temperatures and thrive in both full and partial sunlight. Because of their Mediterranean heritage, they're drought tolerance and have 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 deter pests from other nearby plants. It also has a high resistance to disease, so plan on enjoying this tree for many years.

A Favorite Cooking Spice
Chances are, you have a spaghetti recipe that includes bay leaves. 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.

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Customer Reviews

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excellent condition on arrival
I fully expected from the reviews I've read on this site that the plants I ordered would be healthy and vigorous, and when they arrived I wasn't disappointed. The packaging was first-rate and though it had suffered considerably in its journey across the U.S. the plants were in excellent condition and required only a day out of their cartons to recover fully from the indignity of being hauled cross country in a dark box. There was an additional advantage to buying from this vendor as well, one I haven't often found from others -- the bay laurel had been grown/pruned such that it can now be easily shaped as I please. The shaping done early in a plant's life can make all the difference when it comes to deciding whether you can make it into a tall shrub, a small tree, or some more exotic shaping. My bay laurel arrived ready for anything, and that has saved me at least a year or two in shaping it into a plant that works in my own garden. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.
September 20, 2018
Growing Zone:
Thanks for my your quick response, with my problem, and making my day! I am so happy with my Bay Laural!
August 22, 2018
2 months ago
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Just perfect!
Arrived in a big box...nothing broken or damaged, just perfect! I could not believe it survived the transport so well.
It is doing great here in Colorado.
Thank you very much!
July 13, 2018
3 months ago
It is a great tree perfect in a pot very healthy from the start
I love my bay laurel the leaves smell so good and it is growing as it should it looks perfect in the pot I planted it in
July 10, 2018
3 months ago
The Laurel arrived in perfect condition. It started getting new leaves after a few days of arriving . It has grown 5 inches.
I am very please with my plant. I found shipping a little high.
Great plant.
June 2, 2018
4 months ago
Doing great!
My plant just took off already grown almost 10 inches. Very healthy and thriving. Needs more water than I thought, but I have it planted in a very sunny area.
May 22, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Great plant
Shipped quickly and plant was beautiful when it arrived. We planted it in a big pot and have trimmed it once and it looks outstanding.
May 17, 2018
7 months ago
Growing slowly but sharing its leaves to many good recipes already. Sharing with neighbors and friends.
September 28, 2017
1 year ago
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I would certainly recommend.
Buying and shipping experience was very good. My tree arrived well packed and in good condition. Instructions were clear and easy to understand. My tree seems to be adjusting well. Would definitely recommend. I'm looking forward to many tasty bay leaf harvests.
August 18, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
holding up well as an outdoor patio plant
Planted just 3 months ago as a potted patio plant. has been growing vigorously, and plenty of new growth. The bay leaves are wonderful fresh and the plant will pay for itself by next year at this rate!
August 10, 2017
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Bay Laurel

Bay Laurel Planting Diretions

The Bay Laurel is an evergreen shrub with glossy dark green leaves that are very fragrant, especially when dried. It can also be used for seasoning when cooking. This variety is known as (Laurus nobilis) and perform their best outdoors in USDA growing zones 8-11 and on the patio (potted) in zones 4-11. Bay Laurel are slow growers maturing to a height of 10-15 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide.

Location: When planting Bay Laurel, find a location that offers full to partial sun. This tree can adapt to a wide variety of soil type as long as it drains well.

Planting Instructions (in ground):
1) Dig your hole 3 time the width of the root ball and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Bay Laurel and gently position 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.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site tamping down the soil as you go.
5) Back fill the hole, apply water to settle the soil and remove the air pockets.

Planting Instructions (potted): Bay Laurel can also be successfully grown in containers. It makes a popular container plant that can live for decades.
1) When selecting a container for your bay laurel, be sure it has plenty of holes in the bottom as drainage is essential. The pot size should be 2 times the size of the one it initially came in.2) A good potting soil such as Miracle Grow should be fine for filling in the open space, try to leave space in the top for watering.
3) Choose a location on the patio, back yard, front/side of the house providing it will receive full to partial sun.
4) If bringing indoors during the winter, keep by a sunny window and water as needed. Also, avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from a window or vent.

Watering (in the ground): Your Bay Laurel will need deep watering 1-3 times weekly depending on the weather to keep the soil moist and not over saturated. Mulching really helps with retaining soil moisture.

Watering (potted): Stick your finger into the potting soil down to a depth of 2 inches and feel around for any moisture. If the soil is drying out, go ahead and water it until you see it escaping the drainage holes and then stop. If there is some moisture present, leave it be until the soil dries a bit more.

Fertilizing: Considering the Bay Laurel is slow growing, it doesn’t require a great deal of food. However, container plants needs to be fed in spring and maybe again in mid-summer. When fertilizing, a general purpose fertilizer (such as a 10-10-10 formula) is sufficient.

Pruning: Bay Laurel should be pruned with a shears in late winter, removing dead and crossing branches and stems, and shaping the tree to the size and form that you desire.

Planting & Care

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Why did you choose this? Store
not me my wife did I love it too
Richard R on Aug 27, 2018
This plant is the best price for this item. I have checked other sites and smaller plants are more expensive
TERESA A on Jul 30, 2018
not me my wife did I love it too
Richard R on Aug 27, 2018
I had a bayleaf tree in South Africa and it was always used for cooking.
Since arriving in USA I believe the leaf is poisonous to rats which could be handy as we live in a wooded area.
Jeannine d on Aug 14, 2018
This plant is the best price for this item. I have checked other sites and smaller plants are more expensive
TERESA A on Jul 30, 2018
Love using it when I cook, so wanted to give it as a housewarming gift -- and the delivery date was good!
Anna P on Jun 27, 2018
I wanted a Turkish Bay Leaf tree.
Jody F on Jun 15, 2018
Fresh Leaves when cooking
Robert B K on Jun 11, 2018
Love to cook with Bay leaves but only a couple times a year. I get very tired of throwing out old flavorless leaves that have sat for months. Even in a sealed bag, they just don't smell or taste like they will right off the bush.
Judy L on May 27, 2018
I love to use bay laurel leaves in my home made roasts and soups!
Mary S on May 26, 2018
My Father had a Bay Laurel in his yard, and like me, he loved to cook. So every time I will look at/ harvest this tree, I will be thinking of Dad.
NICHOLAS L on May 12, 2018
i had one from italy but i let it go
george s on Jan 6, 2018
Love bay..hoping to have this tree for a long time.
Monty V on Dec 19, 2017
I use bay leaves in a lot of the dishes I cook.
And unfortunately I lost 2 of these over a hot summer. But only because I was out of town and no one watered them!
Denise C on Nov 11, 2017
Only place I found them that had them. I would like a male and female if possible and nice looking trees. Thank you. You also had great reviews. thanks again, Dr. Rat
Ray H on Oct 31, 2017
always wanted one
Elizabeth S on Oct 8, 2017
A useful and attractive plant for patio (summer) and sunroom (winter).
Judith A on Oct 8, 2017
I have had bays before... they are great looking, easy to care for, and edible. For cooking with, there is NO substitute...and if you have bought bay at the store recently, there is no comparison to a "real one", and it is way too pricey...
Chuck F on Aug 9, 2017
I like to have herbs, vegetable and fruit growing in my yard for cooking.
Sheree P on Jul 13, 2017
I like a tree that is useful, can use the leaves in soups, sauces etc, no need to buy bay leaves anymore.
Lori M on Jun 25, 2017
Beautiful and fragrant.
Rohel Leah T on Jun 22, 2017
Use it a lot in cooking and a good plant to share with friends and family
Michael S on Jun 18, 2017
I plan on making Liquor Alloro, and needed a fresh and constant supply of bay laurel leaves
Rachel W on Jun 13, 2017
for the bay leaves in cooking
Ann T on Jun 11, 2017
THEA K on May 29, 2017
We use the leaves for cooking and it keeps its leaves all year long.
Callise D on May 17, 2017
I've wanted a Bay Laurel and searched the internet and liked what I saw with Fast Growing Trees as opposed to other mail order sites.
Rod S on May 11, 2017
Its always needed on my daily recipes
Verna S on Apr 30, 2017
Edwin F on Apr 26, 2017
brian g on Apr 22, 2017
I use the leaf in many cooking receipes and spices are getting expensive
Helen S on Apr 22, 2017
It's almost impossible to find laurel trees in new jersey
Carol G on Apr 21, 2017
I've bought smaller bay plants in the past that do beautifully outside during the summer but don't do so well inside. A much larger plant will (I hope!) be better established before it's time to take it in for the winter, so hopefully it will fare better.
Amy T on Apr 16, 2017
To use as a spice for home cooking.
Joan C on Apr 8, 2017
Delicious in my soup
Audra M on Apr 6, 2017
love to cook
peter r on Apr 2, 2017
Can use for cooking, grows in ground in Zone 8, drought tolerant.
Donna R on Mar 27, 2017
I do a lot of cooking and wanted a bay tree.
Linda L on Mar 25, 2017
I like using fresh bay leaves
Judith P on Mar 17, 2017
I love to grow my own organic herbs
Susan M on Mar 16, 2017
I cook with bay leaves all the time.
This tree is great!
Joseph E on Mar 13, 2017
We live in the boonies, so going to the store doesn't happen often. Want to grow my own food, and plan to bring this tree indoors when it gets cold outside (Southern Oklahoma).
Debra L on Mar 8, 2017
I love this leaves in my cooking, also gives my front yard a nice shade
Nellyy S on Mar 1, 2017
grows well indoor, looks beautiful, can use leaves for great taste and fragrance with cooking.
teodora n on Dec 30, 2016
I like the smell and in the future I will use the leaves for cooking.
Juan E on Nov 8, 2016
You had what I needed. Thank You
Navid M on Nov 4, 2016
Customer request.
Lonnie G on Oct 21, 2016
excellent shrub with fruit for birds
William J on Sep 18, 2016
I needed a tall growing evergreen, that didn't flower but has a nice fragrance, is appealing & the perfect screen for privacy. I already ordered the Cherry Laurel trees but didn't need that much of a spread for the area I will be using this bay laurel. I also like that it is hardy, disease resistant & protects other plants that are planted near it. It looks like it will be a nice accent to other flowering plants I'll have around it. It was the perfect fit for my needs.
Meredith G on Sep 10, 2016
Choose as gift for mom
Ofelia L on Sep 7, 2016
I had one in my yard at my previous home and just loved using the leaves for cooking.
AMBER L on Aug 30, 2016
They are zone 10
melanie s on Aug 30, 2016
I had a bayleaf tree in South Africa and it was always used for cooking.
Since arriving in USA I believe the leaf is poisonous to rats which could be handy as we live in a wooded area.
Jeannine d on Aug 14, 2018
Love using it when I cook, so wanted to give it as a housewarming gift -- and the delivery date was good!
Anna P on Jun 27, 2018
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.
Safe for pets?
Barbara D on Apr 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Bay Laurel is toxic to dogs and cats.
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: I have grown one in the ground in the northern part of zone 8. It survived brief dips to the upper teens.
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.
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
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.
Can I keep this plant indoors year round?
louise m on May 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Of course, it would grow better outside, but that being said, I see no reason that it could not grow well year round in an area of the house with good light and air circulation
Can I topiary this bay??
Vampiro on Jan 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend using this Bay Laurel to create a Topiary. It has multiple trunks and believe it would be too top heavy to create the look you want.
I live on the east coast of Florida, is the bay susceptible to root rot? the water table here is quite high
Leeee on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It likes to be on the north side of our home in NC and the soil is usually moist but not wet...I would add some sand to your soil for better drainage or grow in a pot, it would grow beautifully in a pot.
Any ideas if having laurel planted in our yard would keep insects away? We recently found cockroaches and I heard dry bay leaves can deter them.
Betty B on Apr 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes the strong scent in Bay Laurel and Mint will deter cockroaches away. It will not kill them but repeal them away.
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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