Laurus nobilis Hedge Plants Description
Did you know that Laurus nobilis is one of the oldest shrubs in cultivation? Bay Laurel derives from the Mediterranean, and as you probably already know, bay leaves are a key and popular cooking ingredient that is famously used in stews and ohter dishes, either dried or fresh from the garden. You can find more herbaceous hedging in our edible hedging department.
Bay Laurel is a fully evergreen shrub, that prefers a a fertile, moist, well drained soil and enjoys sun but it can also be adjusted to partial shade. Due to its mediterranean heritage, Laurus nobilis is exceptionally drought tolerant and flourishes in the hot sun. However, being of a tender nature, it is recommended to position Laurus nobilis in a sheltered spot and provide stem protection during cold weather.
If you're unable to grow Bay Laurel, Portuguese Laurel is an excellent alternative as it has a similar appearance and slightly slower growth rate, but overall is much hardier. Hedges Direct has more hedge plant options that are suitable for difficult growing sites. View our range of hedging for exposed sites on our website.
In addition to Laurus nobilis, the Laurel family has a variety of other species to choose from, all of which share similar, desirable qualities. These include Cherry Laurel, Spotted Laurel, Laurel Etna, Compact Laurel and Laurel Caucasica.
Another interesting fact about Bay Laurel is that it is also a favourable choice as a Topiary Standard, which features a long stem and a round, leafy head.
Of course, Bay Laurel has a unique fragrance that is recognisable not only in cooking. If a fragrant plant is something that you would enjoy having in your garden, then take a look at our collection of scented hedge plants.
To help you choose the right Laurel plant, take a look at our Laurel Hedging Guide. Alternatively you can speak with one of our experts who will provide you with more information about Bay Laurel, by calling us on 01257 263 873 or email us at [email protected]
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed next to the products below. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
. Prices shown are the price per plant unless otherwise stated.
Bay Laurel is slow growing and only needs a light trim in summer to keep it in shape. With large bushes make sure there are no birds nesting.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
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