Little Ragu® Sweet Bay

Laurus nobilis 'MonRik' PP #25,915

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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationLAW-rus no-BIL-is
LoreThe 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.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide in 10 years.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; foliage prized for culinary use.
Design IdeasThis is a fantastic evergreen shrub or small tree and is the source of culinary bay and the famous laurels of Greek antiquity. Perfect planted in its natural form as a screen or single specimen for all Mediterranean-inspired landscapes. Well suited to formal gardens, as a clipped standard patio tree or topiary form, often planted in matched pairs for symmetrical compositions. Three or more are charming when lined up orchard-style in beds and borders. Fits very well into small gardens and city courtyards. As a patio tree or container specimen, it is most attractive when planted in classical Greco-Roman terra-cotta pots.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleMediterranean, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Pyramidal
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Hedge, Specimen, Topiary, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureEasy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Key FeatureFlavorful Culinary Seasoning

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 shape.

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