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Our Price: $9.95
ZONE: 8 - 10
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 15'H x 20'S Mature
BLOOM: Chartruese, Late Spring

Availability: Sold Out

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Bay Leaf Trees

Laurus Nobilis - Sweet Bay

Our bay trees, 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 sweet 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. Difficult to grow from seed, bay plants 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.

*** please note: unless specified plants come in 3.25" grower pots
Zones: 8 -10

15'H x 20'S Mature

Full to Part Sun

Chartreuse, Late Spring

A popular culinary herb, Bay (Laurus Nobilis) 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.

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: 24 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Bay tree arrival April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Rachel from Dandridge, TN United States  
Tree shipped great and looks super healthy. This is the second one I've bought and they thrive but do need to be brought in for winter.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Bay tree April 30, 2019
Reviewer: Zitlali Pineda from San Antonio, TX United States  
I ordered Bay tree, The plants arrived healthy in their own pots with labels. I’ll definitely order plants from them again. It looks healthy

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  7 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
Bay Leaf May 31, 2017
Reviewer: Melanie Thomas from Frisco, TX United States  
My Bay Leaf succumbed to the cold last winter (or so I thought). So I was so happy to find a replacement! I received the plant in great condition, planted it and am already seeing new growth. I couldn't be more pleased. My other bay leaf that had apparently died, came back and is also doing great. I couldn't be happier!

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  5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Bay Tree April 10, 2017
Reviewer: Paulina Ungureanu from Hollywood, FL United States  
I have always wanted to add a Bay Tree to my Herb Garden.  I am enjoying very much this beautiful plant.
Each time I remove a leaf, another one is coming out to replace it.   I am using them not only in cooking, but also I place one leaf in every room of my home to protect me.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Love them! October 14, 2016
Reviewer: Adam Karolak from Lorain, OH United States  
These plants are great. They came well packaged and ready to use. Can tell that great care was taken while processing for delivery.

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