The Bay Tree is prized for its dark, green, aromatic foliage. This attractive and compact tree produces the flavorful Bay Leaf used in many sauces, soups, and dishes around the world.
Latin Name: Laurus nobilis
Site and Soil: Bay likes 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Bay is hardy to about 0 F.
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height.
Pests & Diseases: Bay is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 5-9, 12-24, H1, H2, or in pots indoors in winter
Sunset Northeast Zone: All zones, grow in pots, keep indoors in winter