(1/7) Bay tree in Clare South Australia
(3/7) Bay leaves often used in cooking By Miansari66 [Public domain] (Photo Credits)
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Bay TreeLaurus nobilis
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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)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year
Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)
Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage
Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)
Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
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Customer Tips & Reviews Bay Tree
A little beauty growing my pot.
Very healthy plant
CHURCHILL, VIC, Australia
Fantastic fresh leaves - sooo much better than dried store bought!Dwarf variety, looks beautiful and releases amazing scent whenever you brush past it.
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.
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.
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...
Kingston SE, SA
Like the fresh taste
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.
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!
South Plympton, SA, Australia
Tree was rather poorly when got. Suffered some heat/lack of water damage. Slowly being turned into a standard.
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...
Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia
Grows like a trifid - most prolific bay I have owned.Growing like a weed.
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...
Paddington, NSW, Australia
bought at same time as grapes so cute ... im goin to topiary this dude
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
Can someone tell me how long it takes to grow
Coos Bay , OR
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.
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!
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?