A noble upright-grower whose shiny green leaves have a pleasant aroma and can also be used in cooking.
The Bay Tree has a very attractive shape and can be enjoyed individually as an ornamental tree, or combined to form a hedge that will bring texture and structure to your garden. The Bay Tree is not as hardy as other hedging plants available on GardenPlantsOnline, meaning they should be protected against the coldest winter nights, as well as being sheltered from harsh winds to avoid “scorching” of the leaves.
All of our Hedging Plants allow you to style your garden in a range of different ways, not just because of their varied colours, but also because of the way you choose to trim and maintain them. Prune them regularly to achieve a neat, clean form, or let them bush-out a little to create a more natural appearance. Whether you’re using a hedge to give your garden some privacy, or as protection from the weather, road and noise pollution, you’ll want to choose a plant that complements the rest of your garden’s visual appearance. All of our Hedging Plants have evergreen foliage – giving you some pleasant greenery to look at all-year-round.
Latin Name: Laurus Nobilis
English Name: Bay Tree, Bay Laurel, Roman Laurel, Poet’s Laurel, Royal Bay, Sweet Bay
Foliage Type: Evergreen.
Flower: Yellow Flowers and Black Berries.
Flowering Period: Flowers in Spring. Berries in Autumn.
Suggested Location: Outdoor.
Suggested Soil Type: Well-Drained. Chalk. Clay. Loam. Sand.
Suggested Exposure to Sunlight: Full Sunlight or Partial Shade.
Suggested Exposure to Weather: Exposed or Sheltered.
Hardiness Rating: High (H4)
Lowest Temperature Tolerance: -10 °C to -5 °C (14 °F to 23 °F)
Suggested Uses: Hedging. Privacy Screening. Coastal styles.
Maintenance: No pruning required, but can be trimmed and shaped (if desired) each year in the early-spring. Protect against Bay Sucker, Soft Scale and Powdery Mildew.
Growth Habit: Bushy/Upright
Growth Speed: Slow (20cm to 50cm per year).
Final Height: 5 m – 15 m (16.4 ft – 49.0 ft)
Eventual Spread: 5 m – 12 m (16.4 ft – 39.4 ft)
Pot Included: 10 Litre Plastic Pot to 300 Litre Plastic Pot
Height including Pot: 100cm to 300cm (4.0 ft to 9.8 ft)
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