Also called Grecian or true Bay. When you make a pot of soup, wouldn't you like to reach out your window and pick a bay leaf from this beautiful broad-leafed evergreen? Or take fragrant branches and make edible wreaths or garlands? There is another "bay" leaf, (Umbellularia californica), that can be used for fragrant decorations or for cooking, but the more delicate flavor of Sweet Bay is the original ingredient suggested for stews, roasts, and the French spice blend 'bouquet garni'.
The tree can grow 10 to 20 feet tall but is easily kept smaller. It is also well-suited for container growing. It likes full sun and is hardy to 10 degrees F. We ship a one gallon untrained plant.
USDA Zone: 8-10
Grow Height: 20' (Large)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: N/A