Laurus nobilis Laurus nobilis Bay Tree in Flower
Common Name Bay Laurel, Greek Bay, Sweet Bay
Latin Name Laurus nobilis
Native Habitat Mediterranean (Not native)
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, limestone, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Twice per month
Height X Width 10 feet X 10 feet slowly
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Dark green, shiny, aromatic
Garden Suitability Thornless, Songbird, Fragrance
Ornamental Value Inconspicuous yellow flowers December through May, fragrant leaves
Nature Value Browsed by deer and livestock, birds eat seeds, leave used as insect repellant, leaves hung inside as an air freshener
Native American Uses Plant introduced after European arrival
Links  
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Laurus+nobilis
    Images and data http://www.floridata.com/ref/l/laur_nob.cfm
    Images and data http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/814/
    Images and data http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_Laurel
    Images and data http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/launobilis.htm
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=8627
    Nursery and data http://www.smgrowers.com/products/plants/plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=2544
    Nursery Oak Hills Nursery, 13874 Ranchero Road, Oak Hills, 92345, 760-947-6261
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=LANO80
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