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Bay LaurelLaurus nobilis

153 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.

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Bay LaurelLaurus nobilis

153 reviews
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Effortless Cooking and Fragrance

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.

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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.

FAQs

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.

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

(hardy down to 20℉)

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05/17/2022
Anonymous
United States United States
I recommend this product

Bay Laurel

Perfect, delivery fast and plant in great shape.

AH
05/15/2022
Allison H.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Dandy little tree

Dandy little tree arrived in about a week in great condition. New growth at the tips of the branches and in healthy condition. Transplanted beautifully. Will hopefully take hold and spectacular in a year or two.

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04/12/2022
Anonymous
United States United States

Loss of Dirty, Stubborn Plant

Dirt tossed out of pot during shipping. Looks like it is ready to start growing and has even started to sprout more leaves. Is most definitely ready to be replanted.

Fast-Growing-Trees.com Bay Laurel Review
04/16/2022

Fast-Growing-Trees.com

We're so sorry to hear how your tree arrived but glad it seems to be doing well! Please reach out to us with any questions or concerns!

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03/28/2022
Charity W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Perfect!!

I love this little tree. It is cute and healthy!! Bay Laurel is not a fast-growing tree, but this one is already showing its next layer of growth!! I love it!!

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JF
01/14/2022
Joni F.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very satisfied customer+++++

My experience was absolutely fantastic This was a gift to my sister for Christmas it was packaged absolutely beautiful and she absolutely loves it.