About Bay laurel
Laurus nobilis, commonly called bay laurel, is native to the Mediterranean. It is a pyramidal, aromatic, evergreen tree or large shrub that grows to as much as 60’ tall, but is usually seen much smaller (10-30 inch tall).
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Bay Laurel , Sweet Bay, True Laurel|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||10.00 to 30.00 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Small yellowish green flowers|
|Bloom Time ||March to May|
|Difficulty Level ||easy to grow |
Planting and care
Regular watering is required only when the plant is young if you are growing bay leaves plant on the ground. However, you must check the soil once in a while to see if the surface is dry, especially during the spring and summer. From fall and through the winter, reduce watering.
Apply the liquid fertilizer every 15 days from spring to summer. Avoid feeding the plant in winter. As you’re growing it for the leaves, it is recommended to use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen to favor the growth of lush green foliage.
Bay laurel care
Place containers outdoors in summer in part shade locations. Bring containers indoors before fall frost for overwintering in cool areas with bright light. Size and shape of this plant can easily be controlled by pruning.
|Sunlight ||Full sun to part shade|
|Watering || Medium|
|Soil ||well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||5°C (23°F) |
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Bay laurel special feature
Outdoors, it makes an interesting specimen for shady areas of the landscape including patios, herb gardens and woodland gardens. May be grown as a screen. Excellent houseplant.
Bay laurel uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Its generally keep indoor in living room and in terrac area
- Oil of bay, the fixed oil expressed from the berries, is used to treat arthritic aches and pains, lower back pain, earaches, and sore muscles and sprains
- Today bay laurel is best known as fragrant culinary herb often used to flavor soups and stews in Mediterranean cuisine, but bay is good kitchen medicine too