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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
bay tree bay laurel
bay poet's laurel Roman laurel royal bay sweet bay true laurel victor's laurel
Laurus are dioecious evergreen trees or large shrubs, with leathery aromatic leaves, and small yellow flowers followed on female plants by black berries
L. nobilis is a large, erect evergreen shrub with aromatic, narrowly ovate, leathery leaves useful in cooking. Flowers small, pale greenish-yellow, in dense clusters; fruit oval, glossy black when ripe
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
wider than 8 metres
Time to ultimate height
Grows well in a container. Prefers a well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed or semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Can get bay sucker, horse chestnut scale, soft scale and tortrix moth
Powdery mildews and a leaf spot may be a problem
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