How to grow Laurus nobilis

Laurus nobilis grow and care – plant of the genus Laurus also known as Bay laurel or Bay tree, Laurus nobilis perennial evergreen plant, grow as shrub‎ or tree and also used as ornamental plant grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropical, temperate, tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11.

Laurus nobilis leaves

Leaves dark green elliptic, edible but mostly used as preservative.

Flowers color is white, grow in cluster and the fruits are black

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How to grow Laurus nobilis growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant?
1-10 m, 3-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Small white flowers, there are female and male flowers, the female and the male flowers grow on separate trees

Thinning the bloom:
Possible to thinning, there is no effect

Pollination is done by:

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
Can cut the branches or just the leaves

Information about leaves:
dark green elliptic leaves

Uses of Laurus nobilis leaves:
Leaves not use for eat but used as flavor additional for cooked food or pickles as preserved

Scientific name:

Laurus nobilis

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone