Little Ragu® Sweet Bay
Laurus nobilis 'MonRik' PP #25,915
Full sun, Partial sun
Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||LAW-rus no-BIL-is|
|Lore||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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Inconspicuous; foliage prized for culinary use.|
|Design Ideas||This 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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Mediterranean, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Pyramidal|
|Landscape Use||Container, Hedge, Specimen, Topiary, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Edible, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Lavender (Lavandula); Pomegranate (Punica); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Olive (Olea); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11