Laurus nobilis

standard (65cm head) £279.99
available to order from late summer
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Buy Laurus nobilis bay laurel (standard): Perfect for that classic look

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: March to May
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)

    With its lustrous, dark green leaves, this evergreen bay laurel standard makes an elegant centrepiece for a formal vegetable garden or potager, or planted in a smart contemporary pot either side of a doorway, will frame an entrance. Clippings of the aromatic leaves are valuable, fresh or dried, for flavouring savoury stocks and sauces. It is pretty tolerant of most conditions, provided it is sheltered from strong, cold winds, and is not kept too wet in winter.

    Please note that these are sold individually (and not as a pair), and delivered in simple nursery pots, suitable for potting into terracotta pots or wooden planters.

  • Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season and feed with a slow-release fertiliser such as Scotts Controlled Release Tablets. Clip established plants lightly twice during the summer months to retain a balanced shape, using secateurs not shears.

  • Size Guide
    ½ standard plants have a 45-50cm clear stem beneath a 30cm head
    ¾ standard plants have a 65-70cm clear stem beneath a 50cm head
    Standard plants have a 1m clear stem beneath either a 55 or 65cm head

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I would highly recommend these trees


We ordered these laurel trees in the spring and they have flourished since. They look fabulous outside our front door especially with Christmas lights on at the moment! Would highly recommend them!





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I bought two three quarter bay trees from you early summer. They are in pots against north facing wall either side of main door. We live In the Meon Valley Hampshire and have been told by neighbours Winter frosts and wind will kill our lovely trees. Can you suggest the best fleece or similar for Winter protection and should these stretch from the top right down to and nclude the pots? Perhaps you sell these yourselves? Hope you can help before it is too late?


Hello, If you live in a particularly cold part of the country, then you will need to offer these plants some winter protection. Ideally, this should encompass the top of the plant as well as the pot, so something like our Maxi fleece frost covers would be ideal - please click on the link below to go straight to them.


For the 'standard size' which size terracotta or wooden square box should I take?


Hello, To create a balanced look, you should aim to get a pot which is just a little larger than the crown of the plant. Therefore, as the standard has a 55cm head, a pot with a 6cm diameter would be ideal.


I have a square Versailles planter with cubic capacity of 9.79 litres. will a three-quarter standard Bay tree fit into it?

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Hello, Could you please give me the internal dimensions of the pot and I can l can look into it for you.


i have the 2 plant boxes i wish to put them in but they have open slats at the bottom. What do i need to put into the planter to hold the soil and what soil etc do i need for these bay trees???


Hello, You could either pot them up into larger pots and sit these pots inside the boxes or line the box with a heavy duty plastic (making sure you punch holes in the bottom for drainage) and plant into that.


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