The Bay Tree is synonymous with stylish, elegant topiary found gracing doorways. Although often grown outdoors, Laurus nobilis lends itself perfectly to indoor container gardening, with the added culinary benefits of having fresh herbs to hand.
The Bay Tree has long, narrow, ovate leaves that have a leathery texture and an aromatic smell. Used in cooking stews, casseroles and curries, the leaves add a lovely fragrant flavour and can be used from fresh or dried.
Our Laurus nobilis have been clipped to form a beautiful, architectural shape. These shapes are easy to maintain with regular light trimming throughout spring and summer. This will also encourage leaf density resulting in a splendidly verdant and leafy plant.
What's up Bay? Black and brown leaf spotting is an indicator that there is something going on under the soil. If you don’t water often, then the soil is spent. Repot and refresh.
When pruning, find buds pointing in the direction you want the plant to grow and remove any shoots above this point with secateurs.
Feeling the Burn! Even plants suffer sunburn. It's important to let your Bay Tree get used to increased levels of direct sunlight before moving it outside.
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