Laurus nobilis Bay Laurel shrub gallon Plant
Gallon plant Bay laurel a pyramid-shaped tree or large shrub with aromatic, evergreen leaves and shiny gray bark. It can reach 60′ in height in its native range, but generally is much smaller 4-10′ tall in culture. The leaves are 3 to 4 long, thick and leathery, and shiny dark green. Clusters of small yellow flowers are produced in spring, followed, on the female plants, by shiny black or purple berries. Bay laurel is native to the southern Mediterranean region. Bay laurel grows best in partial shade. Water when dry. Bay laurel thrives with frequent watering in rich, well-drained soil. Hardiness USDA Zones 8 – 10.