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Scientific Name: Laurus nobilis
Pronunciation: LORE-us NO-bil-iss
Common Name: bay laurel
Family Name: Lauraceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves 6-12 cm long and 2-4 cm broad, margin entire and may be wavy, shiny, dark green; flower pale yellow-green and off white, about 1 cm wide, clustered at nodes, late spring; fruit a oval berry-like drupe about 1 cm long, shiny black, single pit.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe (Mediterranean)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Landscape Uses: Herb
Additional Info: Google
bay laurel
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation
Surfaces: Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Dark-green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Entire, Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green-yellow, White
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun

Fruit Type: Drupe
Fruit Colour: Black
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Showy

Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Maintenance:Low maintenance plant
Pest Susceptibility: Fungal leaf spot, ( Pest resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant )
Specific Pests: leaf curl
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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