Sweet Bay, Bay Laurel, True Laurel, Laurel Tree, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Bay Tree

Laurus nobilis

Lauraceae

Sweet Bay, Bay Laurel, True Laurel, Laurel Tree, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Bay Tree
Sweet Bay, Bay Laurel, True Laurel, Laurel Tree, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Bay Tree
Sweet Bay, Bay Laurel, True Laurel, Laurel Tree, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Bay Tree
Sweet Bay, Bay Laurel, True Laurel, Laurel Tree, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Bay Tree
The Sweetbay develops into a large evergreen shrub or small tree and can easily be trained into topiary forms or shaped into a hedge. The large aromatic dark green foliage is often used in soups to for its flavor. An easy to grow plant that requires little additional care once established in the landscape. Where not hardy the Sweetbay can be overwintered indoors as a container plant.

 

Grows To: 12'H x 8'W

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 8,9,10,11

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Outdoor Light: Full sun, Part sun, Part shade

Soil Types & Moisture: Well-drained, average moist, moderately fertile soils. Somewhat drought resistant once well-established.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate to High

Deer Resistance: Seldom Bothered

Native To / Cultivar Origin: Mediterranean

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Container Size: Quart / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml

Price: $ 12.99
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