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Laurus nobilisBay Laurel, Sweet Bay

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Easy to grow and maintain

Evergreen glossy foliage

An elegant addition to borders, herb gardens and patio containers

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Height Up to 1200cm (472.4in)
Spread Up to 1000cm (393.7in)

Hardy Shrub

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Description

Bay Laurel is a handsome, upright, evergreen tree or shrub with aromatic, leathery leaves, which can be used in cooking. It is easy to grow and maintain, and although Laurus nobilis can ultimately grow quite large, they can be clipped into various forms of topiary and hedging.

The evergreen foliage is glossy, and makes an elegant addition to borders, herb gardens or patio containers. Each spring, Bay trees are smothered with clusters of pale yellow flowers which are highly attractive to bees. Laurus nobilis also holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height: up to 12m (40'). Spread: 10m (30').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


2 x 3 litre potted laurus plants (T58046P)
1 x 3 litre potted laurus plant (58045)
2 x 9cm potted laurus plants (TKA7886)
1 x 9cm potted laurus plant (KA7522)

How to Grow
Plant Bay Laurel trees in the ground in any fertile, well drained soil in a sheltered position in sun or semi-shade. Bay trees can also be grown in large containers of soil based compost such as John Innes.
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Bay trees do not suffer weed competition well, so keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of the base of the tree. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Water sweet bay trees well during dry periods particularly during the first 2 or 3 years whilst they are establishing. Caution: irritant to skin and eyes.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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