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LAURUS nobilis
Bay Laurel, Sweet Bay


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:: Lauraceae :: LAURUS :: nobilis
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Main asset

A mythical plant, whose spicy aromas smell as soon as leaves are touched.


The plant tolerates very well pruning, and remains compact and dense, so well suited for hedges or topiary forms. The foliage turns brown below -10 ° C, and the plant freezes under -15 / -17 ° C (especially in wet conditions), and in this case restarts from the base.

Evergreen shrub of Mediterranean origin, with aromatic foliage, used for a long time in ornamentation and cooking. It is also one of the basic plants in topiary art.

  • Uses: Mixed hedges, hiding hedges, kitchen garden, topiaries

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: evergreen
  • Habit: trained
  • Height: 10 m x 8 m (32 ft x 26 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: April-May
  • Époque de fructification : Summer

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : grey
  • Foliage shape: lanceolate
  • Foliage colour: dark green
  • Flowers shape: bunches of stamens
  • Flowers colour: cream yellow
  • Forme des fruits : drupe
  • Couleur des fruits : black


  • Soil type: drained
  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 15 °C (5 °F - USDA zone 7b)