To preserve its lovely shape, trim the tree in autumn. The bay laurel tree thrives in a sunny spot. Keep its soil nice and moist. Give it extra water during dry periods.
Estimated delivery time : 5-12 Working Days
|Latin name:||Laurus nobilis|
|Delivery type:||Delivered as plant in nursery pot|
|Guarantee:||5 years guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||Yes|
|Growing Height:||250 cm|
Laurus nobilis grows best in the ground. Make sure the Laurus nobilis root ball is soaked well – place the shrub in a bucket of luke-warm water prior to planting. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Plant at the same depth as it was in the nursery container – the top of your Bay Laurel root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Refill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Laurus nobilis thrives in not too dry humus-rich soil. Improve your garden soil by mixing in some compost and well rotted manure. The Bay tree prefers a spot in full sun or partial shade. The Laurus nobilis will also be happy planted in a large pot on your patio or decking, but you must make sure that it has adequate drainage.
Although Laurus nobilis is tolerant to drought, it is advisable to give extra water in dry periods, as there may be a danger of it losing its leaves, but water less during the winter. Every winter or early spring apply a mulch of garden compost and well rotted manure. The Bay tree can be pruned to any height or width to suit your garden. It can be pruned into shape twice a year: 1st time in the spring and the 2nd time in summer. Spring is the time for any hard pruning and shaping, and summer more for trimming. Always use sharpe secateurs for pruning your Bay tree.
Bay Laurel has been cultivated since ancient times. The Bay leaf wreath of Julius Ceasar's is of course well known: the Romans as well as the ancient Greeks were great herbalists. Bay Leaf was used by the Greeks as medicine for various illnesses. Twigs of Bay were depicted on buildings everywhere, as protection from evil. The Romans considered Bay Laurel to be a symbol of wisdom and victory. Originally from Turkey, Bay Laurel therefore spread through the whole of Southern Europe.