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Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay Tree 1 Gallon Size

Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay Tree 1 Gallon Size

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Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay Tree

Sweet Bay is an evergreen tree or shrub in the laurel family native to the Mediterranian area. In its native habitat, it can reach up to 60 feet tall. However, it generally is grown in a container as a patio or houseplant and is much smaller. The aromatic leaves are used in cooking such as soups and pasta. It has separate male and female plants with only the female ones producing the berry-like drupes.

Growing Bay Leaf Trees

Sweet Bay tolerates a variety of well-drained soil types in full sun to partial shade. It grows slowly but has been used as a hedge or as a topiary. It needs to be brought indoors in the winter in areas colder than zone 8b to prevent frost damage.  

Use it as a small tree in an herb garden, or plant several for a screen or a privacy hedge.  It can be pruned into a topiary.  Its evergreen leaves and fissured dark gray bark make it an excellent choice as a specimen for shady locations and also give it good winter interest.  

You will receive one rooted plant that is approximately 1 to 2 feet tall. These have been growing in 1 gallon pots, but will be shipped without the container. The roots will be dampened, covered in soil and wrapped in plastic. These are mature three to four year old plants with solid root systems.

 

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