Kitchen Bay – Laurus nobilis is a well-known, culinary, semi-hardy evergreen shrub.
An invaluable culinary plant in the kitchen. Leaves can be added to numerous dishes and are among the main ingredients of bouquet garni.
Bay is not fussy over soil types but it would be advisable to plant away from biting winds to protect new seasons growth in a cold winter. Alternatively, grow as a specimen in a container and bring into a porch or conservatory during a cold spell. Bays will tolerate extensive pruning and can be trained into a variety of shapes.