Emerald Wave® Sweet Bay
Emerald Wave® Sweet Bay
Laurus nobilis 'Monem'Item #2147 USDA Hardiness Zone: 8 - 11
A robust sweet bay with wavy-edged, emerald green leaves. Slender, upright form grows slowly and gracefully into a small pyramidal tree, ideal for topiary. Aromatic evergreen foliage can be used as a savory culinary seasoning. Great as a container or hedge plant.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Slowly reaches 20 to 35 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide in natural form.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:LAW-rus no-BIL-is EM-er-ald WaveDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenSunset climate zones:5 - 9, 12 - 24Growth habit:Compact, PyramidalGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slowly reaches 20 to 35 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide in natural form.Special features:Compact Form, Deer Resistant, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:YellowBlooms:Inconspicuous; foliage prized for culinary use.Flower color:YellowGarden styleMediterraneanDesign IdeasA variation of the traditional laurel, the source of culinary bay and the famous laurels of Greek antiquity. Emerald Wave® adds vibrant green and interesting texture to the garden. Perfect planted in its natural form as a screen or single specimen for all Mediterranean-inspired landscapes. Fits very well into small gardens and city courtyards. As a patio tree, it is most attractive when planted in classical Greco-Roman terra-cotta pots.Companion PlantsPomegranate (Punica); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Olive (Olea); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)
- CareCare InformationProvide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to develop an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer as new growth begins in spring. Slow growing; prune only as needed to maintain desired size and shape.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- History & LoreHistory:This superb new selection of Laurus nobilis was discovered by Emilee Hatfield Douglas, a Monrovia Craftsman.Lore:L. nobilis is native to the Southern Mediterranean region. The ancient Greeks and Romans fashioned bay laurel leaves into wreaths to be worn as crowns by the winners in sporting events. Laurel has always symbolized victory and merit and is proudly displayed on the National Emblem of Greece. The oil pressed from the berries is used in perfumes, candles, soap as well as in topical creams for sore muscles and arthritis.