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

How to grow Laurus nobilis

Bay laurel

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Laurus nobilis plant care

Laurus nobilis


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible leaves
Culinary uses
  • Herbs
  • Spices
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Floristry
  • Fragrance
  • Hedging plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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