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Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush
Bay Tree Bush

Bay Tree Bush

A culinary marvel and a fragrant addition to your garden
Grows to
Grows To
1000 cm
1000 cm
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Plant Care Information:

RHS Garden Merit
RHS Garden Merit
Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Edible
Edible
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

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Item: 610023
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  • Aromatic leaves that bring mouthwatering flavour and a rich depth to cooking
  • Add to soups, sauces, stews, curries, and roasted meats for a fresh herby taste
  • Instant impact awaits with this tall and established plant
  • Dense, evergreen foliage that’s ideal for topiary, hedging and formal garden structure
  • Supplied as an established plant, 140-150cm tall in a 7L pot, growing to a height and spread of 10m if left unpruned
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A herb garden staple, the Bay Tree Bush has been gracing our kitchen gardens for years. Evergreen shrubs with aromatic leaves that bring a mouthwatering depth and rich aroma to everything from soups, stews, and curries to Bolognese and roasted or barbecued meats.

Bays are often grown in pots and respond well when trained into topiary shapes. Lush, glossy, and dense foliage makes them ideal for hedging or structural features of a formal garden. They require little more than a light trim in early spring and summer to maintain a desired shape and will happily grow in sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. They’re also well suited to coastal locations.

For ease, pluck leaves fresh from the bush and add them whole to a pot, before leaving them to infuse the cooking. Fresh leaves boast a lighter, more floral flavour than dried leaves and can be kept in the fridge. If dried, they have a more intense flavour. They should be removed before serving unless they're ground or chopped.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, to be enjoyed for many years to come. It is also recommended as a ‘Plant for Pollinators’, attracting bees and butterflies with its small lime green spring flowers.

Supplied as an established plant, 140-150 cm tall in a 7L pot, ready to plant.

Please note: The approximate listed height of this variety and dimensions of the supplied nursery pot are subject to change on delivery, depending on seasonal conditions.

Please note: A delivery surcharge applies to this product, set at £8.99.
Delivery is to most mainland postcodes with the exception of BT (Northern Ireland), FK (Falkirk), GY (Guernsey), HS (Outer Hebrides), IM (Isle of Man), IV (Inverness), JE (Jersey), KA (Isle of Arran / Great Cumbrae), KW (Orkney), PA (Isle of Mull, Jura, Hebrides), PH (Isle of Eigg, Rum, Canna), PO (Isle of Wight) & ZE (Shetlands / Lerwick).
Deliveries to the above postcodes will incur an additional delivery charge.

What Is Supplied

Item 610023 supplied as:
1 x 7L Pot

Top Tips

  • Fresh leaves will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge.
  • Dried leaves will retain their flavour for 6 months in a sealed container.

Care Information

  • Bay trees will grow in any well-drained soil in a sunny position, and thrive in containers, as long as they are kept well-watered.
  • Use a soil-based compost with extra grit added to improve stability of the post and help drainage as bay roots dislike sitting in wet.
  • Add controlled-release fertiliser granules to the pot or use a liquid feed every two weeks from mid-spring to late summer.
  • Check plants and repot every two years in spring so that the soil does not become exhausted and stale.
  • Bay can withstand temperatures down to at least -5°C, but frost and extremely cold winter winds can damage the foliage, so protect plants with fleece if temperatures are likely to fall below this. Similarly, pots can be wrapped in bubble wrap to protect them.
  • Any damage caused by winter cold can be pruned out in the spring.
  • Trim lighty in early spring and late summer to maintain you desired shape.

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