Bay tree in Clare South Australia

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Bay leaves often used in cooking

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Bay Tree or Laurus nobilis

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Leaf of the Bay Tree

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Bay Tree

Laurus nobilis
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.
Other Names: Bay Leaves, Bay Leaf

$19.75 ($14.90-$79.00 choose a size)

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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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Pepper - Black

$29.00 ($29.00-$39.00 choose a size)

Cultivated for the fruit which is dried and used as a spice and seasoning. The fruits are dark red when fully ripe. Immature fruits can be picked as green pepper, black pepper is the fruit dried with the skin on and white pepper is the dried seed only. Black pepper is the worlds most widely traded spice.
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The small to medium fruit is pale lemon-yellow with smooth thin skin. The flesh is a translucent pale green, tender and juicy with a true acid lime flavour. It is best to pick the fruit green as it can suffer from rot if left to ripen on the tree.

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Cinnamon Tree

$27.00 ($27.00-$59.00 choose a size)

Highly ornamental tree and the source of cinnamon spice. The beautiful red new growth is highly distinctive. The spice itself is the inner bark that is peeled from the branches after 2 years. Scrape the outer bark, then peel the inner bark, leave for a day so that the inner bark curls into cinnamon sticks as it dries. They are distinctive in the many layered quill they produce that, when crushed, will shard rather than snap. Cinnamon is a very elegant and useful aromatic, much kinder to the palate than other spices. It imparts a distinctively sweet flavour when used. The leaves themselves are higher in clove oil than cinnamaldehyde, the active component of the sweet aromatic scent of cinnamon. Weed Warning: Can be invasive in tropical areas

Bay Tree Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★★ 10months ago


Bay Tree

A little beauty growing my pot.

★★★★★ 1y ago


Bay Tree

Very healthy plant

★★★★★ 1y ago

Nimbin, NSW, Australia

Bay Tree

Great for using in cooking, lovely plant

★★★★★ 1y ago

BUGALDIE, NSW, Australia

Bay Tree

★★★★★ 3y ago


Fantastic fresh leaves - sooo much better than dried store bought!Dwarf variety, looks beautiful and releases amazing scent whenever you brush past it.  


★★★★★ 5y 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.

★★ 8y ago


great for soups


★★★★★ 12y ago


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.

★★★★★ 12y 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...

★★★★ 13y ago

Kingston SE, SA

Like the fresh taste


★★★★★ 13y 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.

★★★★ 13y 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!

★★★★ 13y ago

South Plympton, SA, Australia

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

★★★★ 14y 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...

★★★★★ 14y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

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


★★★ 14y ago

Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

Stopped growing in the summer heat.  New shoots in March


★★★★★ 14y 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...

★★★ 14y ago

Paddington, NSW, Australia

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

★★★ 14y 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

★★★★ 14y ago

Nunawading, VIC, Australia

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

15y ago

Beaumaris, VICTORIA, Australia

Bay Tree

Can someone tell me how long it takes to grow

Angela Hanan
15y 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
16y 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
17y 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
18y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia


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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