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Emerald Wave® Sweet Bay

Laurus nobilis 'Monem'

Pronunciation: LAW-rus no-BIL-is
SKU #02147
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Inconspicuous
Mature Size Slowly reaches 20 to 35 ft. tall, 10 to 15 ft. wide, in natural form.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Edible, Compact Form
Growth Rate Slow
STYLE
Landscape Use Container, Hedge, Suitable for Topiary
Design Ideas A 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.
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Yellow
Companion Plants Pomegranate (Punica); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Olive (Olea); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)
CARE
Care Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply fertilizer as new growth begins in spring. Slow growing; prune only as needed to maintain desired size and shape.
HISTORY
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.