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BAY TREE

Bay TreeBotanical Name: Laurus nobilus
Description

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.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Aromatic Foliage (#AromaticFoliage)

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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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Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Bay Tree Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

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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. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006

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? | Amanda Le Bas De Plumetot - Sel, VIC 10-Oct-2006

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! | Ian Paterson - Rushworth, VIC 31-Dec-2007

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. | Angela Hanan - Coos Bay , OR 22-Jul-2008

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Can someone tell me how long it takes to grow | Tina - Beaumaris, VICTORIA 15-Dec-2008
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Bay Tree 10/10

Kloe's Edible Fruits
Update: 2423 days 5hrs

Comments: - 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.

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: All purpose fert.

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control: Check the leaves for scale.  Remove if affected.


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Bay Tree 8/10

Linc's Edible Fruits
Update: 2962 days 1hrs

Comments: -

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

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Organic Status:Organic


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Kazj's Edible Fruits
Update: 2986 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Best grown in pot as it suckers. Grows well here.


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Bay Tree (Cutting) 10/10

Charlesstillcantspell1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2780 days 22hrs

Comments: -

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 laurel leaves are used in many countries of central and southern Europe to flavour stews, soups, meat dishes, and even fish. They are used to season canned cucumbers or herring, or added to give aroma to vinegar.

It is also widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in regions with mediterranean or oceanic climates, and as an indoor plant in colder regions.

Mainteance free. Its in a herb garden bed so get s water and manure from them. I think this must have been in the pot to long before I bought it and the plant seems dwarfed. Very little growth in 3 years.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

None required yet. SOmetimes the tree gets scale if you let it get to dense and out of control.

Organic Status:Organic


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Bay Tree 7/10

Nic1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2953 days 9hrs

Comments: -

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

Height 45 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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YogiandCheri1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2934 days 2hrs

Comments: -

one of my works mates got us this as a wedding present for cooking, as he knows how much we love cooking and what we are trying to establish here. He also gave us the most beautiful book on Sicilian cooking to go with it. Already getting some new growth.

Growing: In the Ground

Organic Status:Organic


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PaulandLina1 says... [2926 days 23hrs ago]
We were thinking of getting one but now we wont need to, cheers Flanders :-)

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JohnMc1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2909 days 2hrs

Comments: -

Huge tree now. Needs absolutely no attention.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bay Tree (Grafted) 10/10

Townfarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2580 days 10hrs

Comments: -

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

Growing like a weed.

Planted: 2009

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Bay Tree (Seedling) 8/10

BJ11_old_address's Edible Fruits
Update: 2082 days 22hrs

Comments: -

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 with a minor prune when it starts to look like it is getting taller than desired for its location (or I need leaves for cooking). It is very slow growing. I never water it (even in the worst of summer). I never improve the soil ... it is just there and like a wonderful herb keeps on trucking. Sage lives under it and seems to be quite happy too.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Bay Tree 9/10

Brownson's Edible Fruits
Update: 2596 days 1hrs

Comments: -

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!

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Summer

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Bay Tree (Grafted) 10/10

Birdybooo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1829 days 8hrs

Comments: -

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: I read up on this plant, apparently they grow slow naturally. I better stop picking so many leaves off this plant.

Planted: 2011

Height 1 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

No pest problem.

Organic Status:Organic


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1987 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Autumn 2012: Easter Bunny brought me this one. Pretty little thing now but I think I'll keep it in the pot to stop it from turning into a monster.


Qty: 1


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Bay Tree (Grafted) 7/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2740 days 7hrs

Comments: -

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

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

Will use Ecco oil if needed

Organic Status:Partially Organic

Question:

Have planted it in black clay and just hope it does not get too large(bowen mango is too large).


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Leum's Edible Fruits
Update: 2951 days 1hrs

Comments: -

summer

Planted: 2008

Growing: In the Ground

Pollination: No


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Bay Tree 7/10

TimBeck's Edible Fruits
Update: 2731 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Stopped growing in the summer heat.  New shoots in March

Planted: 2009

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seasol


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Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2923 days 23hrs

Comments: -

haven't got one so I obviously need one.


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Carlton's Edible Fruits
Update: 2894 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Just arrived, in a pot while I work out where its new home will be.

Planted: 2009

Height 18 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun


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DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 987 days 9hrs

Comments: -

prune heavily and use leaves dehydrated or freash

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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DavidB says... [2659 days 2hrs ago]
Had to dig this one back out 2 years ago but is still healthy in a pot untill replanted.

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Bay Tree (Grafted) 8/10

Pauline's Edible Fruits
Update: 2623 days 22hrs

Comments: -

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

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

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Summer, Autumn, Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Osmocote

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 1905 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Young small tree, ornamental and easy to look after. Harvesting leaves for cooking already. Grows well, no pests so far.

Planted: 2011

Height 60 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

not needed yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Bay Tree (Seedling) 10/10

Bizibee's Edible Fruits
Update: 2117 days 13hrs

Comments: -

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.

Planted: 2006

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bay Tree (Seedling)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1966 days 22hrs

Comments: -

Dried leaves useful in soups and stews - can be picked and dried all year round.  Leaves do not impart same flavour if not dried first.

Planted: 2011

Height 70 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: General all purpose

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

None


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Bay Tree (Seedling) 10/10

Rusticular's Edible Fruits
Update: 1314 days 6hrs

Comments: - Only need a few leaves, small shrub in a pot easy to maintain.

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Bay Tree (Cutting)

Fiona11's Edible Fruits
Update: 60 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Love the flavour in stews and corned beef

Have to watch it for affids and black mould.

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Bay Tree (Seedling)

May L's Edible Fruits
Update: 647 days 3hrs

Comments: - Very small,  never grew much. In a large pot.

Planted: 2011

Water Given in: Spring


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Bay Tree (Seedling) 5/10

Mwanzo151's Edible Fruits
Update: 542 days 23hrs

Comments: - great for soups

Planted: 2015

Height 15 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control: none

Organic Status:Organic


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Firefly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 90 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Fresh leaves for cooking - it is growing in half sun - half shade - in a very cool and moist area and seems to be do okay.  It is now about .5 metre tall - I keep it pruned.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Bay Tree (Grafted) 8/10

Daisy3's Edible Fruits
Update: 2384 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Like the fresh taste

Planted: 2010

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Dynamic Lifter

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

Hasn't needed any


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