Bay Tree, plant

$14.30$19.80 incl. GST

Usually Available: all year
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Laurus nobilis
Pot Size: 50mm tube,  forestry tube, 100mm pot

Description

Leaves of Bay plant, Laurus nobilis, have long been used in cooking to flavour meat and vegetable dishes, sauces, marinades, bouquet garni, custards, etc. – an essential ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. Traditional use of leaves in Europe and in India as a mild insecticide. Leaves deter cockroaches and weevils in cupboards. A folk remedy in Europe for indigestion and hysteria. Leaves also used as a poultice to treat rheumatism. Modern folk use in America as a remedy for adult diabetes. Also known as Grecian Laurel and Sweet Bay. Bay plant is a native of Greece and is adaptable to most soils in an open, sunny position. Frost resistant but drought tender. An evergreen tree that grows to a height of 12m x 10m. May be grown as tub specimen.