(Grecian laurel, Sweet Bay)
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- sun, part shade
- average watering, dry
- medium to slow growing
- Historic origins, Bay leaves come from this tree, trunks continually sprout from base, Can be used many different ways - topiary, hedge, formal, informal, standards.
- Insignificant yellow spring flower non-ornamental dark blue-purple fall berries, will burn in reflected heat source of bay-leaves dkgreen, shiny leathery slender alternate, entire aromatic, soil should be well drained.
- low maintenance, Plant from containers in spring Heavy pruning and shaping in late winter shear anytime, clip suckers for tree form.
- Large adult leaves small young leaves leathery oblong, soil tolerant but prefers prepared garden soil, Good in fence/trellis, masonry, and is self-climbing.
- small to medium patio tree or large shrub, used for wide screening outdoors in a transitional scheem.