Sweet Bay
Laurus nobilis
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.6 - 7.5
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate mediterranean

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Names

Other common names Bay Tree, Bay Laurel, True Laurel, Grecial Laurl, Laurel Tree, Laurel
Family Lauraceae
Other scientific names Laurus nobilis 'Angustifolia', Laurus nobilis 'Salicifolia'

Characteristics

Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 8 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -12°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • yellow
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    4
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Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • black
  • purple