Laurus nobilis (sweet bay tree), 20 ft. or more, often grown as a clipped ornamental tree in pots or tubs or on open ground. If left alone it grows to a handsome bush with heavily aromatic leaves, often used for flavouring.

The greenish-yellow flowers are small but are borne profusely in early summer and are followed by large black fruits. Plant in September, March or April in ordinary soil, or, if to be grown in tubs, in John Lanes potting compost, and trim between May and July.

English: Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae, Bay Laurel...

English: Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae, Bay Laurel, True Laurel, Sweet Bay, Laurel Tree, Grecian Laurel, Laurel, Bay Tree, leaves. The fresh leaves are used in homeopathy as remedy: Laurus nobilis (Laur-n.) Deutsch: Laurus nobilis, Lauraceae, Echter Lorbeer, Gewürzlorbeer, Blätter. Die frischen Blätter werden in der Homöopathie als Arzneimittel verwendet: Laurus nobilis (Laur-n.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

13. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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