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Sweet Bay- Laurus nobilis


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Price: $13.00
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: LN88

 

Laurus nobilis - Sweet Bay, Bay laurel

 

Medium sized, pyramid shaped evergreen tree . It is native to the Mediterranean region

Aromatic leaves are used for cooking & has an essential oil that is used in perfumery. Used in French, Italian, Spanish and Creole cooking.

It is grown commercially for its aromatic leaves in Turkey, Algeria, Morocco, Spain, Italy,Portugal, Mexico & France.

Best in rich, moist soil. Once established it is very drought tolerant

Slow growing, so minimal pruning is needed. Great for pot culture.

Also used for hedges & topiary.

Pick bay leaves early in the day and dry quickly under weight so they won't curl. Best to store in an air-tight jar.

MATURE HEIGHT: In cultivation 3-12 ft in its native range 40-50ft

COLD HARDINESS ZONE: 8- 10

LIGHT: Best in partial shade

Currently growing in 5"  &  1 gal size  pot- - shipped without pot.

Picture is of average size  tree (1 gal) for sale