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Laurus Nobilis - Bay Tree

Laurus Nobilis - Bay Tree

Type Tree, Shrub, Hedging & Screening, Culinary, Container-friendly, Evergreen
Size Medium Tree
Form Rounded - Bush
Colours Dark green Foliage
Care Medium - high
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium growing

Bay Laurel is mostly grown for its dense dark foliage and form where it can be left to form a dense evergreen screen or trimmed to shape. In smaller gardens bay is often left to get too large and can become problematic, especially near a property. However its attractive foliage, which is also strongly scented make this a good garden plant, but it often needs managing, either as specimen of as a shaped evergreen hedge.

Cultivation tips: The bay Laurel is tough fast growing evergreen tree that will tolerate a wide range of soil types, prefering a location in full sun but will tolerate part shade. Bay Laurel can be trimmed and shaped and is often seen in formal and herb gardens where it is confined with annual shaping; it is also often grown in large pots as a specimen.
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