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Laurus Nobilis (Bay Laurel (Standard))

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Laurus nobilis (bay laurel (standard))

Laurus Nobilis (Bay Laurel (Standard))


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Position: full sun or partial shade
Soil: fertile, moist but well-drained soil
Rate of growth: slow-growing Flowering period: March to May
Hardiness: frost hardy (needs winter protection)
With its lustrous, dark green leaves, this evergreen bay laurel standard makes an elegant centrepiece for a formal vegetable garden or potager, or planted in a smart contemporary pot either side of a doorway, will frame an entrance. Clippings of the aromatic leaves are valuable, fresh or dried, for flavouring savoury stocks and sauces.Garden care: Keep well-watered during the growing season and feed with a slow-release fertiliser such as Osmacote. Clip established plants lightly twice during the summer months to retain a balanced shape, using secateurs not shears.Size Guide1/4 standard plants have a 45cm clear stem beneath a 20cm head1/2 standard plants have a 50cm clear stem beneath a 25cm head3/4 standard plants have a 80cm clear stem beneath a 55cm head
Standard plants have a 1m clear stem beneath a 55cm head

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