Laurus nobilis Bay
Mediterranean; 1,5 - 3,5m
Planting position: Full sun.Wind- and frost protection.
Requires thorough, regular watering.Well-draining, compost-enriched soil.Spring application of complete fertiliser.
Laurus nobilis is not poisonous, whereas most other laurels are.
Bay laurel tends to get scale , small, brown, raised spots clustered on the undersides of leaves and along the stems. Powdery mildew can also be a problem.
, grown into a
shaped specimen of topiary. With such plants available and a wealth of ground-
hugging subjects such as Shepherd's Thyme, ...
Laurus nobilis‘Angustifolia'- Has narrow leaves. aka: willow-leaf laurel.
Laurus nobilis ‘Aurea'- New foliage is yellow.
Laurus nobilis ‘Undulata' - Edges of the leaves are rippled or wavy.
Bay is a small evergreen tree or shrub with dark, leathery, pointed leaves. Bay makes an excellent container plant. Clip the plant to make an beautiful topiary.
Semi-hardy evergreen tree
Site and Soil
Most positions although most vigorous in a sunny site, with lots of room for growth. Soil well drained, well-dug and composted before planting.
Aurea Laurel ( Laurus nobilis )
Aurea Lemon Balm ( Melissa officinalis )
Aurea Nana Chinese Arborvitae ( Platycladus orientalis ) ...
Prune a Bay tree,Laurus nobilis (you can use other trees as well)
Use the thicker branches as stakes. Cut to 60cm in length ...
Lavandula angustifolia 'Dutch'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Lady'
Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead'
Lavandula stoechas ...
The Sweet Bay Tree--"Laurus nobilis"--is a large, dense, aromatic evergreen shrub or ornamental tree in the Laurel family "Lauraceae." It's found growing in oceanic regions throughout the Mediterranean, and is prone to damage from harsh frosts.
Sweet bay (Laurus nobilis)
Lavender (Lavendula spp. and cvs.)
Greek myrtle (Myrtus communis)
Scented geranium (Pelargonium hybrids)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Sage (Salvia officinalis)
Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus) ...
Glassman suggests using an evergreen trumpet vine and a tall-growing bay laurel (Laurus nobilis) in front of the fence for additional privacy (figure L). Be wary when using deciduous trees and shrubs; they lose their leaves in the winter.
Capparis spinosa var. inermis
Matricaria recutita 'Bodegold'
Chamaemelum nobile ...
Information on, uses of and how to grow bay:
Name Laurus nobilis
History Bay was the laurel used in the wreaths with which the ancient Romans and Greeks crowned their athletes and heroes.
Grecian laurel, Sweetbay—Laurus nobilis
Family Lauraceae (Laurel family)
Plant Identification ...
Camphor tree (Cinnamomum camphora; tree)
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus pulverulenta; tree)
Bay laurel (Laurus nobilis; tree)
Common myrtle (Myrtus communis; large shrub)
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis; shrub) ...
Big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)
Fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum 'Rubrum')
Tufted fescue (Festuca amethystina)
Sweet bay (Laurus nobilis)
Common boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) ...
See also: Bay, Plant, Flower, Herbs, Gardening