Bay Tree - Narrow-Leaf Variety
With thin elegant leaves and that great bay leaf flavour, this narrow-leafed form is an excellent addition to the edible garden. Responding well to pruning, plant as a hedge or topiary. The aromatic deep green leaves are an essential ingredient in soups and stews. Drought and salt tolerant once established.
A hardy tree suitable for hot, dry climates. Bay trees are drought, salt and frost tolerant, but dislike wet soils and waterlogged sites. Slow growing, water regularly during hot dry months, especially while plants are establishing. Prune regularly to maintain a compact habit or if training to topiary or as a hedge. Growing in pots can help to keep plants more compact. Avoid disturbing root zone as tree may sucker. If suckers emerge remove at ground level. Scale insect can sometimes bother this tree especially in more shaded sites and may be effectively treated with Eco oil.