Bay Leaf Tree – Laurus nobilis – 50mm pots


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The Bay Leaf is a hardy, attractive tree or large shrub cultivated for it fragrant leaves.  The dried leaves are a traditional flavor component of many Mediterranean dishes and it is a main ingredient of the French flavoring “Bouquet Garni”.  Thrives in both warm and cold climates.  It is well suited to growing in pots and can be maintained as a  shrub or topiary with regular pruning.  One plant will provide a life time supply of leaves for cooking.

The trees are 5-6 months old, 10-25cm tall, sun hardened and ready to plant into a larger pot.  We suggest that initially you plant the trees into larger pots and grow them on for three to four months before planting in the garden. In the pots, we recommend only using premium potting mix with some added controlled release fertilizer (Osmocote/ Nutricote etc). Garden soil is not suitable for use in pots.

Once the plants reach around 40 cm tall they are ready to plant in the garden, you will need to keep weeds away from the tree and initially water every couple of days or so to ensure that the roots are kept moist. Mulching around the plant and protecting it with a tree guard is recommended.

We only send trees on Monday to ensure they arrive at their destination before the weekend.    Please note: due to quarantine restrictions plants cannot be sent to Northern Territory, Tasmania or Western Australia