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Photo courtesy of Hishtil.

Laurus nobilis

Bay Laurel
  • Bay Laurel is a perennial herb
  • An evergreen perennial, Bay Laurel leaves may be harvested and used fresh or dried for culinary purposes.
  • Bay Laurel is an excellent seasoning for soups, stews, and stocks.

Interesting Notes:

Bay Laurel has been used in alternative folk remedies for treating rashes caused by poison ivy, poinson oak, and stinging nettle.  In massage therapy, essential oils of Bay Laurel is used to treat arthitis, and in aromatherapy to treat earaches and high blood pressure.

Color: Green


  • Container
  • Culinary
  • Great Foliage
  • Evergreen
  • Medicinal

Combo Usage:

  • Thriller (focal point)


  • One Earth Edibles


  • Sun
  • Partial Sun

Fertilizer Levels:

  • Average Feed

Foliage Color:

  • Green

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall(Foliage)
  • Summer(Foliage)
  • Winter(Foliage)
  • Spring(Foliage)

Soil Moisture Preference:

  • Average-Slightly Moist

Soil pH Requirements:

  • Medium, 5.7-6.2

Vigor Rating:

  • Tortoise