Laurus nobilis

Bay Tree


  • Glossy green aromatic leaves.
  • Small yellow flowers in summer which attracts bees.
  • Versatile plant which can be trimmed for  topiary or pletched hedges.


  • Leaves used in cooking.
  • A great container plant.
  • Courtyard planting.
  • Screening/hedging.

Growing Conditions

  • A very hardy plant which will withstand wind and frost.
  • Will tolerate most soil conditions except water logged.
  • Moderately coastal hardy.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 2.0m
10 year old tree 7.0m 5.0m
Country of Origin:   Mediterranean
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