Scientific Name: Laurus nobilis
Common Name: bay laurel
Family Name: Lauraceae
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Zone: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 °C)
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Herb, Medicinal plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Elliptic, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Green-yellow, May-Jun
Fruit: Drupe, Black, Jul-Aug
Key ID Features:
Leaves 6-12cm long x 2-4cm wide, margin entire and may be wavy, shiny, dark green; flower pale yellow-green and off white, about 1cm wide, clustered at nodes, late spring; fruit a oval berry-like drupe about 1cm long, shiny black, single pit.