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    Bay Trees
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    Our Price: $9.95
    ZONE: 8 - 10
    EXPOSURE: Full Sun
    SIZE: 15'H x 20'S Mature
    BLOOM: Chartruese, Late Spring
    POT SIZE: 3.5" Pot

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    Laurus Nobilis - Sweet Bay

    Our Bays, also know as "Bay Laurel" or "Sweet Bay", are the perfect gift for any avid cook and a must in your herb gardening efforts. These herb plants, among our most popular, are mature Bay plants that have been growing in our greenhouses for almost a year. Our Bay Trees have a thick woody stem and gorgeous, waxy green leaves.

    Please note that Bay Leaf Plants are SLOW growers and our plants are, on average, 3" - 4" high.

    The smell of this noble herb reminds you of balsam, clove, mint, and some say even honey! This popular culinary herb has beautiful, broad shiny leaves and is slow growing but easy to care for. We also offer our popular Bay Tree Plants in decorative pots - the perfect gift! Bays are ideal for container growing because of their slow growth and can be shaped into decorative topiaries. Difficult to grow from seed, Bays can take up to 6 months to germinate, so patience is very important with this Mediterranean native.

    The bay leaf is well known for its use in hearty stews and other long-simmering dishes. The slightly sharp, peppery, almost bitter taste adds much to dinner. Add the whole leaves at the beginning of the cooking process and remember to remove them before serving. Sweet bay makes a good meal great by adding its earthy taste and when kept in proper conditions, has a long shelf life of about a year.

    Bays have also been very important medicinally and culturally throughout time. A symbol of high class and victory in Greek and Roman history, crowns of bay leaves were worn by athletes, scholars, politicians and the upper class. Medicinally, Bays have been used to treat earaches, rashes caused by poison ivy, rheumatism, arthritis and even high blood pressure. The pungent oil found in Bays also makes a great natural insect repellent.


    Features
    Zones: Evergreen in zones 8-10

    Size:
    15'H x 20'S

    Light:
    Full to part sun

    Bloom:
    Chartreuse, blooms in late Spring

    Uses:
    A popular culinary herb, Bay is great in hearty stews or to season meats. Bays have a long shelf life of about one year when kept under proper temperatures and away from humidity. Also a great medicinal herb, Bay is used to treat rashes from poison ivy and as a natural insect repellent.

    Tips:
    A very easy but extremely slow growing herb, Bay has shallow roots and grows very well in containers. Once potted, it will need to be pruned to maintain a small stature. Feeding it an organic fertilizer in the spring and maybe mid summer such as kelp or fish emulsion, will help your potted bay stay healthy. One of the most popular herbs in our greenhouse, Bay is in high demand because of its long maturation period.




    Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 12 Write a review.

      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
     
    bay tree June 15, 2014
    Reviewer: lkm from atlanta, GA United States  
    received my little tree and it started growing right away.  have used it in cooking much more fragrant than the dried leaves. it has grown at least an inch.

    like my previous bay trees this little one already has developed scale so I fight with the ants, who love scale.  I got a tip from an old gardener to take a Q tip and dip it into whiskey or vodka and treat every leaf both front and back with it, and the stem as  well  it does not take more than about a teaspoon every time and does not harm the plant. less toxic than chemical pesticides .I treat every week to keep the plant healthy.  it rewards me with vigorous growth.
    thanks for all your lovely herbs.

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    Love this little tree June 13, 2014
    Reviewer: ELENA POPA from PLANO, TX United States  
    I ordered several different plants at the same time, the bay tree arrived green and fresh as it wouldn't be packed for four days. It started to grow right away and enjoys the company of other plants.

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    Great Bay Laura; June 8, 2014
    Reviewer: Gary Dyarman from Albion, IN United States  
    Love these ancient trees....use them when I cook and love the look of them....this plant came healthy, green, and in fine shape.

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    Bay Laurel May 31, 2014
    Reviewer: Gayle Cox from Greensboro , NC United States  
    I am very happy with the Bay Laurel plant! It is thriving in my garden along with the various and sundry herbs I've ordered through Growers Exchange in past years.  Not once have I been disappointed in the quality of the plants nor the speed with which my orders are handled.  Thank you so much!

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    Good harvesting May 30, 2014
    Reviewer: Benjamin Yarusinski from Havertown, PA United States  
    Once this tree gets its full size through feeding my fish aquariums used H2O to it, my moms tree will be able to give a good harvest of leaves.

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