Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel Sweet Bay Tree
Sweet Laurel Bay Leaf is a useful addition in a herb garden and makes a great privacy hedge plant. It is an evergreen shrub that is native to the Mediterranean. The leaves are aromatic and are frequently used in soups and pasta.
Sweet Bay is fairly easy to grow and does best in full sun to partial shade. Well draining soil is best for this plant, and it needs to be protected form freezing weather. Sweet Bay makes a great landscape plant, because it can pruned into a topiary and also used as a decorative hedge.