Bay Leaf (Laurus Nobilis)
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- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with Flowers/Fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:-
- 24cm for Pot Size 9cm(Ø)
- 45cm for Pot Size 15cm(Ø)
- Bay Laurus, also known as, Laurus nobilis is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, glabrous (smooth and hairless) leaves, in the flowering plant family Lauraceae.
- It is native to the Mediterranean region and is used as bay leaf for seasoning in cooking.
- Its common names include Bay Tree (esp. United Kingdom), 84 bay laurel, sweet bay, true laurel, Grecian laurel, or simply laurel.
- Laurus nobilis figures prominently in classical Greco-Roman culture.
- This tree is not too particular about soil.
- Well-draining soil is important; plant your bay tree at the same depth as it was planted in its original pot.
- Since it is slow-growing, it doesn’t require a great deal of food.
- Plants in containers need some supplemental fertilizer.
- Feed container-grown bay in the spring and maybe again mid-summer, with a balanced organic fertilizer like fish emulsion and kelp.
- It also helps to refresh the top couple of inches of soil each spring, being careful not to hurt the shallow roots.
- If you grow your bay tree indoors, keep it near a sunny window for the winter.
- Avoid exposure to both drafts and heat from appliances.
- Outdoor plants require full sun to partial shade. In areas with hot, dry summers, some afternoon shade is ideal.
- Bay roots are very shallow and frequent watering may be necessary during dry spells.
- Use caution when weeding or cultivating around the base of the tree.
- Water it regularly but always allows the soil to dry out between waterings, so the roots don’t rot.
- Although your bay tree will probably go dormant and drop a few leaves, you do not want its soil to sit dry for extended periods.