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Slender conical form grows into small pyramidal tree. Valued for strongly fragrant foliage, used as flavorful seasoning. Can be sheared into a formal hedge or topiary form. Good in containers. Evergreen. Photo credit: Doreen Wynja


  • Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Low

  • Height
    10 - 15 feet

  • Spread
    20—35 feet

Availability: Out of stock



Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

Brand Monrovia
Botanical Name Laurus nobilis
Plant Type Trees, Herbs, Shrubs
Plant Subtype EDIBLE BERRIES/FRUIT
Foliage Color Green
Light Needs Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 8 - 11
Height 10 - 15 feet
Spread 20—35 feet
Habit Compact, Pyramidal
Special Uses Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Edible, Fragrant, Ornamental Berries, Tolerates Poor Soils, Waterwise
Landscape Uses Container
Flower Color Yellow
Bloom Time Spring

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