BAY CROWN ON 3/4 STEM 40/45 P 25
BAY CROWN ON 3/4 STEM 40/45 P 25
BAY CROWN ON 3/4 STEM 40/45 P 25

BAY CROWN ON 3/4 STEM 40/45 P 25

BAY CROWN ON 3/4 STEM 40/45 P 25

Regular price €99.95

The bay tree, scientifically known as Laurus nobilis, is a versatile and aromatic evergreen shrub or small tree that is valued for both its culinary and ornamental properties. It is native to the Mediterranean region and has been cultivated for centuries due to its various uses and appealing appearance.

Height/Spread: In the Irish climate, the bay tree can reach a height of 4 to 10 meters (13 to 33 feet) if left unpruned, with a spread of about 3 to 6 meters (10 to 20 feet). However, it is commonly grown in containers, which can limit its size and keep it more manageable.

Position: The bay tree prefers a sunny position in the Irish climate. It thrives in locations with full sun to partial shade. Placing it in a sheltered spot can protect it from strong winds, which can help prevent leaf damage.

Soil: Bay trees grow well in a variety of soil types, but they prefer a well-draining, fertile soil. It's important to ensure the soil doesn't become waterlogged, as this can lead to root rot. Regularly adding organic matter can improve the soil's fertility and structure.

Flowering Season: The bay tree produces small, pale yellow flowers in spring, usually around April and May. These flowers are not very showy, but they are followed by the formation of small, dark berries that gradually turn black when ripe.

Uses: The bay tree has a long history of culinary use, and its aromatic leaves are commonly used to flavor various dishes, especially soups, stews, and sauces. The leaves can be harvested throughout the year and used fresh or dried. In addition to its culinary value, the bay tree is also popular as an ornamental plant in gardens and can be shaped into topiary forms. Its glossy, dark green leaves and elegant form make it a beautiful addition to any landscape.

Irish Climate Specifics: The bay tree can do well in the Irish climate, particularly in milder coastal areas or sheltered gardens. However, in colder regions or during severe winters, it may benefit from some winter protection, such as being brought indoors or placed in a greenhouse. Growing it in a container allows for more flexibility in protecting it during harsh weather conditions. With proper care and attention to its growing requirements, the bay tree can thrive and provide both culinary delight and ornamental beauty in Irish gardens.

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Outside of this radius we out source couriers, we cannot unfortunately ship a lot of bulkier items such as large pots, composts and many of our more delicate living things. 

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