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Bay Laurel

Short Description

Bay leaves add earthy flavor to stews, soups and sauces. Dry leaves for fragrant wreathes and garlands.

Full Description

Bay merits a place in every herb garden. Attractive ornamental shrub is well adapted to serve as a houseplant, as well as outdoors. Plant’s dark-green leaves are strikingly fragrant, especially once dried. A classic ingredient in the traditional French “bouquet garni”, bay leaves add earthy flavor to stews, soups and sauces. Use bay leaves for fragrant wreathes and garlands. Hardy to Zone 8.
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Bay Laurel
Bay Laurel, , large
Item #: 22687
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Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun, Part Sun

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

90-365 days

Life Cycle This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.


Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

36-480 inches

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

36-480 inches

Additional Uses Additional ways in which the product may be used in the garden.

Container Plant, Easy Care, Eco-Friendly, Low Maintenance

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Full Sun, Part Sun
Days To Maturity
90-365 days
Life Cycle
36-480 inches
36-480 inches
Additional Uses
Container Plant, Easy Care, Eco-Friendly, Low Maintenance
Sow Method
Indoor Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Soil pH
20 feet
Bay Laurel is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bay Laurel My bay laurel is doing better after having to treat it for scale.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Jury is still out on Bay Laurel purchase Jury is still out on this Bay Laurel. I've tried moving it into different locations with different amounts of sun, but it doesn't seem to thrive and is not looking well.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bay Laurel Keeping fingers crossed that it will survive. Have been growing it in large pot outside but am going to bring it into house because of heat. Have a couple leaves that have turned brown so have removed them.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Slow but now going Looked a bit burned after the winter but is now growing well.
Date published: 2017-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely little plant I bought the Bay leaf plant because the Bay leaf or Laurel is part of my Spanish culture. The Laurel that I received from Burpee is growing beautifully in its ceramic pot. I followed the instructions that came with the plant and my lovely is sprouting wonderfully. I have used one or two of it's leaves for cooking and they have delicious flavor. Please note that this is a slow growing plant. I want to let it truly fill out before harvesting too much. I am receiving much joy in watching my Laurel grow.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good company and decent plant. My Bay hasn't grown since a received it. I like Burpee because it has good products and most of them grow well but my Bay isn't growing.
Date published: 2016-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BAY TREE - NICE PLANT I ordered this tree in the late spring as an addition to my perennial herbs. First, the tree arrived in fine condition with good, clear instructions for planting with optional treatments well explained. Secondly, the tree is thriving and I anticipate having a lifetime supply of bay leaves for my cooking.
Date published: 2016-09-15
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