Laurus nobilis

Bay Tree, Bay Laurel

Technical information

Height: 7m x Width: 3m

Habit & Growth rate: The Laurus nobilis exhibits a dense habit with an oval form. It has a slow growth rate.

Foliage: Laurus nobilis displays deep green foliage that is retained all year round. The leaves are edible and are commonly used in many culinary dishes to enhance flavor. Among the leaves are clusters of yellow buds that open up into white-yellow flowers.


A strong growing evergreen which is tolerant of coastal conditions. Grows best in wel;-drained fertile soil in a sunny position.
Leaves are used for flavouring food. 

All plant dimensions are estimates only and ultimate size and growth rates will depend on growing conditions, particularly when used in some urban environments.