PERENNIAL EVERGREEN TREE. Ht 7-8M.
Also known as sweet bay. The leaves of this plant are an essential ingredient in bouquet garni. This plant will eventually grow into a large tree so be sure to give it enough room to thrive. The leaves (when cut or bruised) release a warm fragrance which can be added to stocks, soups, stews, sauces and desserts. Let the plant establish in your garden for a couple of years before picking the leaves
Plant in rich, well-drained soil in full sun and protect from cold winds.