Collection: Laurus Nobilis trees | Bay Laurel

The Laurus Nobilis, commonly known as the Bay Laurel, is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub. Native to the Mediterranean region, it features glossy, dark green leaves and a slender, upright form. Valued for its culinary use, the leaves are often used as a seasoning. In spring, it blooms with small yellow flowers, followed by dark berries in fall.

Laurus Nobilis Tree: The Scented Whispering of Mediterranean

Laures nobilis tree, a symbol of triumph and victory, will not only embellish your garden with its beautiful silhouette and lush, glossy, evergreen leaves. It will also whisper the ancient stories through the spicy scent of the Mediterranean and turn your garden into a place of timeless elegance where nature meets history. Embrace the opportunity to pick your own bay leaves and infuse their essence into your culinary creations.

Laurus nobilis Tree UK

This Mediterranean beauty is very resilient and can thrive in most of the UK, especially in coastal areas. It can also be grown in pots and containers and brought inside during the winter if you live in regions with harsh winters. Bay laurel is very easy to maintain and can be heavily trimmed to maintain a desired shape or size.

You can choose from Laurus nobilis Standard (with a clear stem of more than 1,8m high), Laurus nobilis Half Standard ( with clear stem from 1.2-1.5m high), or unusual and attractive Spiral Half Standard Laurel

Buy Laurus Nobilis Tree – Arundel Arboretum

If you’d like to enjoy the scented silhouettes of these Mediterranean beauties in your garden and want to buy Laurus nobilis tree, Arundel Arboretum retail nursery is the right place to go! We are located in the heart of West Sussex, in the historic town of Arundel near Chichester. Our experts are eager to walk you through our selection of Laurus nobilis trees and help you find the perfect one for your garden.

If you’d prefer to buy Laurus nobilis trees online, explore our web store and our carefully curated collection of large and small Laurus nobilis trees for sale. Find your ideal tree and let us handle the rest! Buying Laurus nobilis trees has never been easier.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is Laurus nobilis native to the UK?
    No, Laurus nobilis, commonly known as the bay laurel, is not native to the UK. It originates from the Mediterranean region.
  • Can you grow bay laurel in the UK?
    Yes, you can grow Laurus nobilis in the UK. Our Arundel Arboretum nursery can offer you an excellent selection of high-quality bay laurel trees for your UK garden.
  • Is bay laurel the same as Laurus nobilis?
    Yes, both names refer to the same plant. Laurus nobilis is the botanical name for bay laurel tree or bay tree.
  • Is Laurus nobilis a bush or a tree?
    Laurus nobilis is typically grown as a tree, but it can be shaped into a bush form.
  • Is Laurus nobilis an evergreen?
    Yes, Laurus nobilis is an evergreen tree. Its leaves stay green throughout the whole year.
  • How fast does the Laurus nobilis tree plant grow?
    Laurus nobilis is a slow-growing tree. It usually grows between 30 to 60 cm per year, but the growth rate can vary depending on the conditions.
  • What is the lifespan of a bay laurel?
    Bay laurel is a long-lived tree. With proper care, it can live up to 100, even 200 years.
  • What type of soil is the best for bay laurel?
    Bay laurel thrives in fertile, loamy or sandy, slightly acidic to neutral, moist but well-drained soils. Waterlogged soils can lead to root rot.
  • Where is the best place to plant the Laurus nobilis tree?
    Laurus nobilis tree grows best in warm and sunny locations. It needs at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. Full sun is essential for the healthy growth of the plant and the production of aromatic oils in its leaves.
  • How tall can bay laurel grow?
    In optimal conditions, bay laurel can reach up to 12 metres in height. However, it can be pruned into the desired size and shape and is, therefore, suitable for various gardens, as well as growing in containers.
  • Is bay laurel hardy?
    Bay laurel is moderately hardy. It can tolerate temperatures down to -5°C, but it should be sheltered from harsh winter winds and frost.
  • Is there a dwarf Laurus nobilis tree UK?
    Yes, there are dwarf varieties of Laurus nobilis suitable for cultivation in the UK, like Laurus nobilis 'Compacta'.
  • Does Laurus nobilis have deep roots?
    Bay laurel does not have deep roots. Its roots is typically shallow and spreading which makes it especially suitable for growing on containers.
  • Is bay laurel poisonous to humans?
    No, bay laurel is not poisonous to humans. In fact, its leaves are often used in cooking. Bay laurel also has various medical uses.
  • What can kill Laurus nobilis?
    Bay laurel is a resilient plant but several things can lead to its death. Those are overwatering and poor drainage, extreme cold, certain pests and diseases, and exposure to herbicides or pesticides.
  • Is there a Laurus nobilis tree for sale near me?
    If you are googling “Is there a Laurus nobilis farm near me?”, your search can end here! Visit our Arundel Arboretum nursery in Arundel, Chichester, South of England, to discover top-quality bay laurel trees from our Laurus nobilis tree farm. Or, explore our online store and find your ideal Laurus nobilis tree for sale there. We’ll take care of the rest. If you have any questions about the Laurus nobilis tree sale UK or if there's anything else we can assist you with, do not hesitate to contact us.

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