Plant name - Lauris Nobilis
Plant size - two x 100 cm high with a 25-30cm diameter ball
Hardiness - Hardy to -5c
Ideal for - Cottage Garden, Patio, Low maintenance gardens, pots & containers.
Position - Full Sun, Part shade
Flowering - Grown for foliage
Pot Size - 18cm
Soil Type - Use a soil-based compost, such as John Innes No 2 or a soilless compost, with extra grit added to improve stability and drainage. Water container-grown bay moderately. Over-watering can cause root damage.
Description - Bay or 'Laurus Nobilis' is a popular shrub due dark green, narrowly ovate leaves. Not only do they look healthy and make for fine topiary but the bay leaves aromatic qualities also mean they have been cultivated for centuries as a herb to be used in the kitchen.
Grown as a bushy, evergreen and fragrant Laurus Nobilis is well suited as an ornamental feature for a patio or entrance.