Laurus nobilis, commonly called bay laurel, is native to the Mediterranean. It is a pyramidal, aromatic, evergreen tree or large shrub that grows to as much as 60′ tall, but is usually seen much smaller (10-30′ tall). For garden purposes, it is often pruned to 8′ tall or less.
Common Name: bay laurel, Leaf: Fragrant, Evergreen
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Watering: Water regularly but sparingly during growing season.
- Hardiness: Fully hardy but protect from cold drying winds and hard frost (below -5°C).
- Pruning: Prune into shape in spring/summer.
- Soil: Well-drained.