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Bay LaurelLaurus nobilis

165 reviews
  • Bay Laurel

    The mature Bay Laurel thrives planted in a container.

  • Bay Laurel
  • Bay Laurel

    The leaves of the Bay Laurel can be used for cooking.

  • Bay Laurel
  • Bay Laurel
  • Bay Laurel

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Bay LaurelLaurus nobilis

165 reviews
Fruit Trees & Bushes

Why Bay Laurels?

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.

  • This hardy evergreen thrives in a container, indoors or out.
  • The Bay Laurel delivers a refreshing fragrance.
  • It's perfect as an ornamental or growing to use as a cooking spice.
Available Sizes:
  • 1 Gallon
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Why Bay Laurels?

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, too. 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.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better

But the best part is that we've planted and grown our Bay Laurels, right here at our nursery, from day one. That means you get proven performance in ease once your plant arrives to your door.

You get home-grown fragrance, greenery and more from our Bay Laurels...you won't find this combination in a big box store.

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

Planting & Care

1. Planting: When planting your Bay Laurel, find a location that offers full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours of sunlight per day). This tree can adapt to a wide variety of soil type as long as it drains well. When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's three times the width of the root ball and slightly shallower than the root ball.

Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site tamping down the soil as you go. Back fill the hole, apply water to settle the soil and remove the air pockets.

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. Watering: 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, or until your ground-planted Bay Laurel's soil is moist. If there is some moisture present, leave it be until the soil dries a bit more.

3. 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.

4. 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.


What does a laurel tree symbolize?

The symbolism of the laurel changes depending on your culture and beliefs, but most meanings revolve around the same concept of success, fame and prosperity. A common example is the laurel wreath, which is worn as a crown and given to olympic athletes for sporting achievements.

Where do laurel trees grow?

Bay Laurels naturally grow in Mediterranean climates or in Zones 8-10 where temperatures are warm.

How big do laurel trees get?

Bay Laurels can stay small as a shrub or tree in a container, reaching about 8 feet, or they can grow very large if planted in the ground, reaching around 60 feet.

Do Bay Laurels like full sun?

Yes, Bay Laurels do well with 6-8 or more hours of sun per day.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. 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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
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Product Details

Mature Height: 10-15 ft.
Mature Width: 8-10 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 4-11 patio / 8-11 outdoors
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4-11 patio         /           8-11 outdoors       Map

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

(hardy down to 20℉)

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Bay Laurel

10/10 prettiest plant,worth it.

Linda H.
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Bay Laurel aka Bay Leafs!

Very good! Planted on So. Exposure. It will be both a privacy barrier and great Bay Leaf supplier! It’s looking great green & healthy.

Faye T.
United States United States
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Beautiful, healthy tree. Great customer service.

Michael L.
United States United States
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Fantastic plant!

I ordered the 3 gallon and was a bit hesitant considering the price but based on the other user reviews and pictures, decided to go through with the purchase. The order was placed at the end of August 2022 and arrived early September. The plant arrived in excellent condition and was as healthy and large as all the other customer pictures. It is now a bit over 4 months on and the plant is inside under artificial lighting since I live in zone 5b. It's doing great but a bit shorter than when it originally arrived. That's my own doing as a number of friends asked for cuttings. Instead of just handing out cuttings, I did some myself and rooted those for them. I also have 3 more branches at this time where I'm air layering and that seems to be going well. Overall very satisfied and would recommend!

United States United States
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Beautiful Bay Laurel

Like the avocado trees I ordered, the Bay Laurel arrive in perfect condition and appears to be thriving after transplanting.