The Bay Tree has many qualities, with the edible leaf being a well known culinary herb. In the garden the plant has insect repellent qualities, acting as a guardian to nearby plants more susceptible to insect attack. Slow growing the tree will eventually reach heights in excess of 10 meters if left unpruned.
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Availability date: 2/11/2013
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Bay leaf, Bay laurel
Native to the remnant laurel forests of the Mediterranean region.
The Bay Tree is dioecious, with male and female reproductive flower parts being on separate trees. In the presence of a male flowering tree bees are able to pollinate the female flowers, which then enables fruit set and seed harvesting.
|Size||Medium tree (8-15m)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Harvest Season||Year round|