Essential for bouquet garni in french cuisine, bay trees make highly ornamental and hardy garden plants. They clip to neat shapes, train into standards, and grow happily in pots - try one either side of your door for a very classy entrance!
Standard tree and potted duo image: Bloemenbureau Holland.
APPEARANCE: Hardy evergreen Mediterranean tree with dark green glossy aromatic leaves well-known for cooking uses. USE IN: Feature planting, hedging, kitchen garden, suitable for large pots. LOCATION: A full sun to partly shaded position in the garden. Frost-tolerant hardy tree suited to most conditions and even coastal locations. Plant in a free draining soil rich in organic matter. CARE: Mulch and water well during the first 12 weeks until the plant is established, tip-prune in warmer months to promote new growth and keep plants bushy. Repot every couple of years if container-grown. HEIGHT & WIDTH: 10m H x 10m W full-grown, but easily pruned to smaller size YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, young healthy plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.