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Fresh Herb, Sweet Bay or Laurel
Laurus nobilis

Price: $15.49

Availability: IN STOCK


Enjoy fresh bay leaves from your own tree!  Aromatic foliage adds flavor when simmered in soups or stews, simply remove leaves before serving.  A lovely houseplant or patio tree; must winter indoors except in frost free climates.  Use leaves fresh or dried.  2009 Herb of the Year.

Harvesting Leaves:  By hand, simply pick single bay leaves to use at any time.  Dry the leaves in the sun or in a dehydrator or in an oven set on lowest temperature, ideally 110 deg F.  Leaves are sufficiently dry when crisp.  Store dry leaves in an air tight glass or plastic container.  Keep the container in a dark, dry place.

Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Ships As: 4-inch pot
Cannot Ship To: AK  AZ  HI  

Hardiness Zones: 8 - 11
Mature Height: 36-144 (inches tall)
Mature Width: 120-144 (inches wide)
Group Plantings & Hedge Spacing 120 (inches on center)
Growth Rate: Fast
Soil Preference: Any
Soil Moisture Preference: Moist yet well drained
Sun Preference: Full sun 6+ hrs per day
Deer Resistant: No
Bloom Season: Early summer
Dormancy: May ship in a dormant state where winter color is not as bold as summer hues

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