Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
- Other common names include Sweet Bay
- Performs exceptionally well in full sun environments
- Fantastic for shade or hedge applications
- Produces a tight green canopy, turning a crisp golden color in fall
- Known for versatile Bay Leaves used in cooking & medicine
- A prominent figure in classical Greek, Roman, and Biblical culture
The Bay Laurel grows slowly, in a slender conical form with dark green aromatic foliage and a compact shape that lends itself to use in a broad range of landscaping applications. Native to the Mediterranean, Laurus nobilis (botanical name) is the source of culinary bay leaves, so it is also a must-have in any chef’s garden! These look good planted in its natural form as a hedge or as a single-trunk evergreen tree that produces a tight green canopy for some cool relief. Their growth habit makes them ideal for small gardens, patios, and courtyards! Plant a few and enjoy the sight and aromatic goodness!
Laurus nobilis care is easy, after all, they are water-wise, with low to moderate watering needs once established. You will only need to prune Bay Laurel to maintain the desired shape and form. Of course, these are also an excellent choice for growing in a beautiful terra-cotta pot where they prefer partial to full sun exposure both in and out of the ground. In its native range, L. nobilis can reach tall heights, but here in Houston, they are the perfect size for any landscape.
Bay Laurel look fantastic alone or with companion plants such as Pomegranate or Meyer Lemon trees, where the combination fills the air with a pleasant and delicious aroma! Big Tex Tree Nursery has what you need to add value and curb appeal to your property. Visit any of our nurseries, and we will be happy to pick the perfect trees, shrubs, and other plants for the perfect spot in your yard!
Performs exceptionally well in full sun environments
Fantastic for shade or hedge applciations
Produces a tight green canopy, turning a crisp golden color during fall
Known for versatile Bay Leaves used in cooking & medicine