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%
Bay Laurel , Sweet Bay, True Laurel
Maximum Reachable Height
10.00 to 30.00 feet
Small yellowish green flowers
March to May
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.
Full sun to part shade
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
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Bay laurel ?
Bay laurel is commonly known as Bay Laurel , Sweet Bay, True Laurel
How tall do Bay laurel grow?
On average Bay laurel grows 10.00 to 30.00 feet
What color are Bay laurel ?
A Bay laurel plant bears flowers of color Small yellowish green flowers
When Bay laurel blooms?
With enough light, Bay laurel may produce Small yellowish green flowers flowers in March to May
How hard is Bay laurel to grow?
A Bay laurel is easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Bay laurel need?
A Bay laurel prefers Full sun to part shade
How much water does a Bay laurel need?
A Bay laurel prefers watering Medium
What kind of soil does a Bay laurel need?
A Bay laurel prefers well-drained soil
What temperature does a Bay laurel like?
A Bay laurel prefers 5°C (23°F)
How often should I fertilize my Bay laurel ?
To encourage Bay laurel growth, Apply any organic fertilizer