Bay Tree

Laurus nobilus

Bay

This handsome pyramid shaped tree makes a superb tub specimen, hedging plant or topiary sculpture due to its positive response to pruning. The leaves of the bay are used as a popular culinary seasoning used in all types of cooking.

$79.00 ($14.90-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Bay Tree

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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Bay Tree Reviews & Tips

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Innoxa1
★★★★★ 1y ago

BROWN HILL, VIC, Australia

This is a dwarf Bay tree should only grow to 2m if that so i thought i'd plant it in my little herb garden, it gets hot afternoon sun and loves it.

Mwanzo151
★★ 4y ago

BELLBIRD PARK, QLD, Australia

great for soups

bizibee
★★★★★ 8y ago

FERNTREE GULLY, VIC, Australia

Bought this 5years ago as a seedling from bunnings.  It's planted in a large tub and doing extremely well.  Pruned it hard 2 years ago to shape.  I seasoled a month ago.

Birdybooo1
★★★★★ 9y ago

Burnside, VIC, Australia

2011: It is perfect to put into sauces. It has a lovely scent and the plant is hardy. Update: I notice that my plant is very slow to grow. It only grown a couple of centimeters since last year. It is still a strong plant with no pest attacking it.2012...

Daisy3
★★★★ 9y ago

Kingston SE, SA

Like the fresh taste

Kloe
★★★★★ 9y ago

Adelaide, SA

This bay is the Laurus nobilis.  It loves full sun, even through the heat waves.  It's a great, low maintenance tree, and can be pruned to desired shape.

brownson
★★★★ 10y ago

Virginia, Qld, Australia

It gives me great satisfaction when a recipe says to add one or two bay leaves and I just have to go outside and pull them from my tree!

Pauline
★★★★ 10y ago

South Plympton, SA, Australia

Tree was rather poorly when got.  Suffered some heat/lack of water damage.  Slowly being turned into a standard.

BJ11_old_address
★★★★ 10y ago

West Leederville, WA, Australia

Initially a house mascot after it was discovered on a Bunning's throw-out table and used as a Christmas Tree we were all surprised that the plant survived. It is now in the ground and seems to be establishing itself in the poor WA soil. I provide it wi...

Townfarm1
★★★★★ 10y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

Grows like a trifid - most prolific bay I have owned.Growing like a weed.

TimBeck
★★★ 11y ago

Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

Stopped growing in the summer heat.  New shoots in March

Charlesstillcantspell1
★★★★★ 11y ago

Innaloo, WA, Australia

The Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae), also known as True Laurel, Sweet Bay, Laurel Tree, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, or Bay Tree, is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub reaching 10%u201318 m tall, native to the Mediterranean region.The aromatic...

nic1
★★★ 11y ago

Paddington, NSW, Australia

bought at same time as grapes so cute ... im goin to topiary this dude

wendyBellbirdPark1
★★★ 11y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

Think the drought and the fact that it was outside the property so I could not keep a close eye on it

Linc
★★★★ 11y ago

Nunawading, VIC, Australia

Tree is doing well and the leaves are great to cook with!

Tina
11y ago

Beaumaris, VICTORIA, Australia

Bay Tree

Can someone tell me how long it takes to grow

Angela Hanan
12y ago

Coos Bay , OR

Bay Tree

Works just as well: Myrtlewood leaves. If you don't live in the S. OR coast and N. CA areas, it may be very hard to get. It's EVERYWHERE here, though. Also a good (and safe!) bug repelent for people and pets.

Ian Paterson
12y ago

Rushworth, VIC, Australia, Australia

Bay Tree

If you want a drought tolerent tree this is it.Ours was to the point of dead looking trunks and leaves and, with the root ball shrunk away from the pot. I nearly threw it in the compost. However, with some water it came back, unbelievable!

Amanda Le Bas De Plumetot
14y ago

Sel, VIC, Australia

Bay Tree

Or you can let it go wild. Mine started out as 2 leaves in a tube and is now bigger than my house. Bouquets garni anyone?

David White
14y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Bay_Tree

Good tub plant if you want to use the leaves for cooking. Mine has lived happily potted for tens years so far. Tough as a boot.

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