Read more at Gardening Know How: Sweet Bay Tree Care – Tips For Growing A Bay Tree https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/bay/sweet-bay-leaf-tree.Mediterranean Mediterranean
Read more at Gardening Know How: Sweet Bay Tree Care – Tips For Growing A Bay Tree https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/bay/sweet-bay-leaf-tree.htm
|Height||7m - 10m |
|Sun exposure||Full Sun/Part Shade |
|Soil type||Well Drained |
|Bloom time||Spring |
Laurus Nobilis Bay Tree, Sweet Bay, Bay Laurel is an evergreen small tree or large shrub. It has aromatic, dark green leaves that can be used in a variety of dishes. The leaves can be used either fresh or dried giving a fragrant flavour. The leaves can be used anytime throughout the year.
Requires a well-drained soil, does not like wet feet. It prefers a sheltered sunny or part/shade position. Once established is drought and salt tolerant.
Can be lightly pruned to help maintain shape and to create a dense shrub.
The dark-green foliage can be clipped to create stunning topiary shapes, very ornamental and perfect in a decorative pot on the patio. Can be used as an informal hedge and of course perfect for the kitchen garden.
Planting: Cultivate soil before planting. Dig hole twice the width of the container. Remove plant from container and place into the hole so that soil level is the same as the surrounding ground. Fill hole firmly and water in even if the soil is moist.
Care: Always ensure regular watering is provided for your new plants. The plants may need watering for around 12 weeks or until they are established depending on time of year and weather conditions once planted.
Good mulching will assist to reduce weeds and maintain moisture levels. Maintain fresh growth, shape and promote dense habit by pruning after main flowering time. Feed in early Spring with a low phosphorus fertiliser.
Using tubestock is a great advantage for planting in your garden as they will establish quickly with the appropriate care.
Plants are supplied as tubestock in 42mm wide pots. Your plant will be established in its pot and ready to plant out.