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Laurus nobilis

Sweet Bay

Bay Laurel, Grecian Laurel
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Laurus nobilis
Principal Common Name Sweet Bay
Common Name(s) Bay Laurel, Grecian Laurel
Synonym
Description A multi-stemmed small tree with leather fragrant medium to dark green leaves.
General Comments The aromatic leaves are used in cooking. A good container plant. A great plant for classic shaped topiary.
Origin
Nativity Mediterranean
Height Range 12 - 0 FT
Spread Range 12 - 0 FT
Flower Showy N
Warning
Sunset Zones 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Dark Green : Medium Green
Leaf Texture Leathery
Form Shrub : Small Tree
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences None : Sparse
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Fragrance : Poor Soil tolerant

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