Bay Leaf Bonsai Tree Care

Bay Leaf Bonsai Tree, scientific name Laurus nobilis, is a shrubby evergreen with dark glossy leaves that are widely used as a culinary herb to flavor soups, stews, braises, and pates. It is native to the southern Mediterranean region. Great for indoors.

Additional Information

Family: Lauraceae

Scientific name: Laurus nobilis

Common Names: Bay Laurel, Bay, Bay Leaf, Laurel, Sweet Bay.

Origin: It is native to the southern Mediterranean region but is grown all over the world.

Appearance: It is a shrubby evergreen with glossy dark green, leaves and gray bark. Foliage is aromatic and used for culinary purposes.

Flowering: In spring it produces small yellow flowers that grow in clusters. On the female plants, flowers are followed by shiny purple berry-like fruits.

Outdoor/Indoor Use: Both.

Light Requirements: It prefers partial shade.

Water Requirements: It likes moist but well-drained soil.

Hardiness: Grows best in the USDA Zones 8 – 10.

Insects and Diseases: Powdery mildew, scale, black mold, sapsuckers, anthracnose fungal infections, root rot, leaf diseases of laurel, leaf spot.

Propagation: By seeds, hardwood cuttings, and semi-hardwood cuttings.

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