General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Strongly alkaline (8.5 – 9.0)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 10-40 feet
Plant Spread: 10-30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fragrant
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Green
Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Houseplant
Topiary
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Shade Tree
Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Edible Parts: Leaves
Fruit
Eating Methods: Culinary Herb/Spice
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Resistances: Fire Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Stratify seeds: 8 weeks at 39 degrees F
Needs specific temperature: 70 degrees F
Days to germinate: 10 days to 6 months
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Very difficult
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Cuttings: Root
Offsets
Pollinators: Bees
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Dioecious
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Bay Laurel
  • True Laurel
  • Sweet Bay
  • Bay Leaf
  • Bayleaf
  • Bay Tree

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