Bay tree, Laurel, Sweet bay. Large evergreen shrub or small tree, makes a good hedge. The leaves are the familiar ‘bay leaves’ of kitchen use. Likes a sunny position.
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Bay tree, Laurel, Sweet bay. A large evergreen shrub or small tree, very tolerant of exposure in maritime situations where it makes a good hedge. The leaves are the familiar ‘bay leaves’ of kitchen use everywhere: but they are much better fresh from your own tree than dried! The oily seeds are used as an insect repellent and to make soaps, and the hard wood is used for carving and fine cabinet work. Bees love the flowers. Likes a sunny position; hardy to about -15°C, but re-sprouts well if it is ever damaged by severe winter weather.