Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis)
The Bay Laurel, botanical name Laurus nobilis, is an aromatic evergreen tree or hedge that is prized for its fragrant bay leaves, which, when dried, are used to add a distinctive flavor to soups, stews, and a variety of cuisines. A Mediterranean native, this moderately growing evergreen is commonly used in landscapes as a shrub or hedge, though it looks fantastic in tree form too. Cold hardy and drought tolerant once established, The water-wise Bay Laurel loves the heat and thrives in full to partial sun environments. Due to its slower growth rate, buy as big as you can to enjoy the many benefits this plant provides. Moon Valley Nurseries grows our Bay Laurel trees only from our best specimens and nurtures the finest Bay Laurel trees and shrubs ready to thrive in your landscape.
Homeowners may want to use this medium to large evergreen as a hedge, as its dense habit makes it a good choice for use as a border or screen. Feel free to make it a focal point in a garden. Easily shape Bay Laurel’s into cones for a stunning formal landscape! It tolerates a wide range of soil conditions making it a popular choice for landscapes across the Southwest. Chefs and wannabe chefs alike will want to plant Bay Laurel into their personal “Chef’s Garden” in order to have the leathery, aromatic leaves ready to add flavor to a wide range of dishes.
Feel free to plant this Bay Laurel tree into a wide range of landscape styles or keep it in a container for use indoors. Its pleasing aroma and striking dark green leaves are sure to enhance any indoor and outdoor environment. Visit one of our Moon Valley Nurseries locations for pottery that complements this good-looking evergreen tree.
A Bay Laurel tree is a welcoming addition to any landscape, whether used in a Chef’s Garden, a beginners garden, for ornamental use or used as large background shrub. Be sure to plant with our line of Moon Valley Nurseries fertilizers for spectacular results! You buy it – we can deliver and plant it!
Performs exceptionally well in full sun environments
Fantastic for shade or hedge applciations
Produces a tight green canopy, turning a crisp golden color during fall
Known for versatile Bay Leaves used in cooking & medicine