The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

[email protected]

The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Laurus nobilis standard 4/4 standard

bay laurel, sweet bay

Photo of Laurus nobilis standard 4/4 standard


Kept neatly clipped, the dark-green foliage can create stunning formal shapes that make an entrance or look perfect on a patio. Bay leaves can be used fresh or dried and are used in cooking to give a fragrant flavour to soups, stews and other dishes.

105cm stem 45/50cm head. Overall height 145/150cm


  • Trees

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Foliage: Evergreen

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Medium growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Containers
  • Specimen
  • Hedging
  • Herbal

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Evergreen
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Can be grown successfully in a container. Trim plants grown as formal hedges in late summer.


Size: Large

Pot size: 12 litre


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline