Bay Leaf


Bay Leaf

A slow growing evergreen, medium tree that produces dark glossy green, strongly aromatic foliage.

Yellow buds appear in spring, opening to clusters of fluffy yellow flowers, adding a lovely contrast amongst the foliage. This culinary herb will grow into a dense shade tree or hedge. Can be pruned to shape or into a topiary.

The leaves from the Bay Tree can be used fresh or dry in an array of cooked recipes such as, soups, stews or meat dishes. Once dry, the leaves can be kept in an airtight container for some months.

The Bay Tree will grow well in a wide range of soil and conditions but will thrive in a sunny position in moist, well drained soil. Water well until established, the tree will then tolerate dry periods. Clip regularly if shaping is required.