Laurus nobilis

bay laurel (½ standard stem)

Eventual height & spread

Laurus nobilis

bay laurel (½ standard stem)

  • 30cm head | ½ standard
  • £169.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 2 × 30cm head | ½ standard
  • £254.99 £339.98
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
  • 30cm head | ¾ standard
  • £249.99
  • In stock (shipped within 3-5 working days)
Delivery options
  • Standard £5.95
  • Named Day £10.95
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need winter protection)

    With its lustrous, dark green leaves, this evergreen bay laurel standard makes an elegant centrepiece for a formal vegetable garden or potager, or planted in a smart contemporary pot either side of a doorway, will frame an entrance. Clippings of the aromatic leaves are valuable, fresh or dried, for flavouring savoury stocks and sauces. It is pretty tolerant of most conditions, provided it is sheltered from strong, cold winds, and is not kept too wet in winter.

    Please note that these are sold individually (not as a pair), and that the timber or terracotta pots in the photographs are not supplied with the plants (which are sent out in simple nursery alternatives) - but we have a wide and wonderful range on our website to choose from. Also, some photos show the plants with optional gift wrap, which can be added during the checkout process.

  • Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season and feed with a slow-release fertiliser. Clip established plants lightly twice during the summer months to retain a balanced shape, using secateurs not shears.

  • ¼ standard plants have a 30-40cm clear stem beneath a 20cm head
  • ½ standard plants have a 45-50cm clear stem beneath a 30cm head
  • ¾ standard plants have a 65-70cm clear stem beneath a 30cm head
  • Standard plants have a 1m clear stem beneath either a 55 or 65cm head
  • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten

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