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Laurus nobilis (Bay Tree)

Laurus nobilis (Bay Tree)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Herb, Hedging & Screening, Culinary, Evergreen
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Laurus nobilis:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Weaknesses of Laurus nobilis

  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers

Design & Plant Use for Laurus nobilis:

  • Evergreen plant suitable for trimming to shape or topiary
  • Evergreen plant with attractive foliage for winter interest
  • Ideal for planting within the herb garden

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Common Missspellings: Lauris, Laures, Lawrus, Larus, Lawres

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