BAY (Laurus nobilis) is a hardy, slow growing, evergreen shrub or small tree. It has stunning aromatic, narrowly ovate, leathery leaves which can be used for their fragrant flavour in soups, stews and many other dishes. In spring it produces clusters of small, pale green-yellow flowers which them produce glossy black fruit when ripe. It is an attractive plant to pollinators. Surprisingly, it can reach an amazing height of up to 12 metres and spread of 8 metres! Additionally, this plant has also been awarded The RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
Suggested Care: BAY (Laurus nobilis) should be grown in well-drained, fertile soil, in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. It is a very tender plant, growing indoors is advised. Water freely in the summer. To prune, you should remove diseased, damaged, congested or crossing shoots in late winter or early spring. Pruning is not required for optimised growth but will make the plant look neat and compact. Perfect for growing in a container.
Planting Instructions: Break up the soil well before planting and dig a hole twice the size of the pot. Remove plant from the pot by tapping the rim of the pot in ‘up side down’ position. However, do not pull the plant from the pot. Firm soil after planting and water regularly for the first month.