Bay Laurel

Bay Laurel
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Regular price $26.96 Sale price
  • 1 Gallon $26.96 (9% Off)
  • 3 Gallon $53.96 (9% Off)

Product Details

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

(hardy down to 20℉) 
      4-11 patio
      8-11 outdoors
   Map 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
Mature Height:
10-15 ft.
Mature Width:
8-10 ft.
Growth Rate:
Botanical Name:
Laurus nobilis
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Product Description

Effortless Cooking and Fragrance

An outstanding, fragrant tree that wows - the Bay Laurel is second to none. Use the Sweet Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) Tree as an ornamental, or as a part of your cooking spice collection. This versatile, amazing little variety has an array of uses and can even be trained as a topiary. 

Even better? The Bay Laurel thrives in a container in growing zones 4 through 11. Basically, this hardy evergreen shrub has the strength to match its good looks. Plus, it's known for its unique, refreshing fragrance and glossy, dark-green leaves that will add interest to your porch, patio, balcony or landscape. During the summer months, it produces small black fruit that attracts birds for a show of graceful wildlife.

It's probably best known, however, as a favorite spice. Chances are that you have a spaghetti recipe that includes bay leaves. Fresh or dried Bay Laurel leaves can be used as a cooking spice and are often added to traditional Mediterranean dishes such as soups, stews and fish dishes. Their mild flavor enhances the taste of vegetables, meat, and poultry, with dried leaves retaining their flavor for several months.

Is there anything the amazing Bay Laurel can't do? Order yours today!

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dennis elkins Verified Buyer

1 gal. bay laurel

arrived on time. they came very well packaged. beautiful healthy plants. I am very pleased with this purchase and would recommend to anyone

Tony Kovacic Verified Buyer

Glad I found them!

Bay Laurel tree arrived a day early and in excellent condition. Actually left it in shipping box for 5 days as it was a present and it was perfect when opened. Followed instructions and looks great.Thank you Fast Growing Trees! Will purchase future items.

Tina Howard Verified Buyer

Big strong healthy bay trees

Excellent I am very happy. We bought two both are a full 4' from the top of the pot. Packed beautifully and delivered quickly. I couldn't find big Bay Laurel trees anywhere locally nurseries couldn't even order them for us. So happy to find just what we wanted at Fast Growing Trees for a fair price!

Filiberto Carrasco Sr. Verified Buyer

Full and vibrant green

It came inn looking beautiful and it's staying that way! I have high hopes for this plant and it indoor location.

April Couillard Verified Buyer

Hoping it rebounds

Love Bay Laurel and received a lush healthy plant. Am hoping it rebounds after transplant shock to Minnesota indoor garden caused all the leaves to drop off.

Planting & Care

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.

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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

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You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.

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