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Bay Laurel TreeLaurus 'Saratoga'

7 reviews
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Bay Laurel TreeLaurus 'Saratoga'

7 reviews
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The Classic Bay Laurel, Made for California Growth

Why Bay Laurel Trees?
Imagine classic Bay Laurel fragrance that’s tailored specifically to the Golden State – with the Saratoga Bay Laurel, it’s possible to get this benefit and more, right in your backyard. Plus, the Bay Laurel is known for its many perks, including rich evergreen foliage and no-hassle care.

The Bay Laurel is popular for its highly adaptable and versatile nature. This vigorous tree has all the attributes of the timeless Bay Laurel shrub but with a more open habit and larger, rounded leaves. That means more flexibility in planting location and shaping for you.

Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
But the best part about the Saratoga Bay Laurel? It’s specifically chosen for top benefits since it’s hand-selected by horticulturists. Basically, it’s a proven performer, no matter where you plant it – especially with its drought tolerance and ability to thrive without much maintenance. And because it’s planted, monitored and shipped with care, roots intact, you reap the rewards.

It’s Golden State-grown for California landscapes…and nurtured for best results. The extra work has been completed before the Saratoga arrives to your door, so it’s ready to grow. If you live in California, order your Saratoga Bay Laurel Tree before it’s gone!


Planting & Care

Planting Instructions: Bay Laurel Trees are adaptable, growing in full sun to partial shade (4 to 8 hours of sunlight daily) and acclimating to a variety of soil types, provided the soil is well-drained.

After selecting your location, dig a hole that’s at least two to three times wider than your Bay Laurel’s root ball. If you’re planting in a container, choose one that’s around two times the width of your Bay Laurel’s shipped container. Once you’ve placed your tree, back fill its soil, tamp down to avoid air pockets and lastly, water to help establish its roots.

Watering: It’s drought tolerant, but one thorough watering weekly is important until the tree is establishment. If you’re not sure when to water your Bay Laurel, simply check the surrounding soil, down to around 2 or 3 inches. If the tree’s surrounding soil is dry, it’s time to water.

Fertilizing: Since your Bay Laurel grows rather steadily, it doesn’t require a great deal of fertilizer. But container-grown plants may need some supplemental fertilizer for best results.

Pruning: Pruning is the Bay Laurel is only necessary to remove dead branches, but if you’d like to shear your Bay Laurel into a topiary tree, prune according to your desired shape.


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
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 15-25 ft.
Mature Width: 15-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Moderate
Drought Tolerance: High
Botanical Name: Laurus 'Saratoga'
Does Not Ship To: AZ,OR
Grows Well In Zones: 8-10 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
8-10 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 8-10 outdoors

(hardy down to 20℉)

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bay laurel

well packaged, healthy and doing very well in zone 9 coastal area in California. planted 12/2020. Wonderful to cook with. Thank you.

Laura M.
United States United States
I recommend this product


I wanted an evergreen for winter interest and an anchor in a front flower bed, and I leapt at the chance to have one that would also yield food for us. The tree arrived huge and healthy, transplanted into the ground well, and is looking fantastic so far. I snuck a leaf already and it has a lovely fragrance. I can’t wait to have it bush out more so I can prune it into a cone shape.

Sharon B.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Bay Laurel

They look in good shape. But I have a question. Are they the bay I can use for canning? I called and asked before. I ordered and was told yes but they don’t look quite right .



The leaves on this plant can be used in cooking. Let us know if you have any other questions!

Carl S.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Bay Laurel 1

There was some delay due to the covid-19 pandemic slowing the shipping. It arrived very healthy and soil in the pot was moist. Set it outside in a shady spot with 2+ hours sunlight and the roots have established in it's new large planter pot. I look forward to harvest a few young leaves in the next few weeks.

Alison J.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Tall ....

Great, I ordered 4 as centerpieces for a new Knot garden, they are all very tall with no side branches but they all match and the leaves are big and healthy and I can now train them into 4 standards as soon as it warms up a bit I will trim the leader and get some side branches.