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Our Price: $19.95
ZONE: 8 - 10
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 15'H x 20'S Mature
BLOOM: Chartruese, Late Spring

Availability: Spring 2020

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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: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 28 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Bay leaf June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Beaver Falls, PA United States  
Plant is doing great. Thank you

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Already growing June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Michelle Hale from Evansville, IN United States  
I just received my Bay last week, and I think it’s already growing!  That says a lot for its health before shipping.  I’m looking forward to using it in cooking.

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5 of 5 Thank you for responding June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Debbie Wu from ROXBURY CROSSING, MA United States  
The bay tree I'd received few weeks ago has been damaged. I ordered more herbs since I have faith on grower exchange and told them what happened to my bay tree and today, I receive a new one, strong and not one brown leave on it. Thanks for listening.

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5 of 5 wonderful little bay tree June 18, 2019
Reviewer: Pam from Rossville, GA United States  
arrived safely, thanks to the wonderful packaging work @ growers exchange.  Transplanted to a pot  & is  happily growing in the windowsill.   A wonderfully healthy little plant.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 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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