9GreenBox#ad - Growing sweet bay herb - grows well in well-drained soil with a generous amount of compost. Sweet bay herb - bay laurel leaves are commonly used in cooking due to its aroma that adds up essence to every soup and dish also the oil from the leaves has been beneficial in massage therapy.
Harvesting sweet bay herb - large older bay leaves indicate a matured one, if you are careful enough simply pull the leaves from the stem by hand or if you find this step delicate you can use scissors and cut the mature leaves.
Pruning - prune your plant during the springtime after being kept during the winter season. Fertilize during springtime also when your plant is actively growing although they are slow growing type of tree.
Water deeply and allow the soil to dry out slightly in between. Since your laurel bay is a bonsai a little time outdoors won't harm, try placing it out in a patio for a couple of weeks in springtime and you can expect a healthy, shiny and aromatic laurel bay bonsai. Fresh bay leaves are way stronger than those dried ones. Images are for reference only and are of mature plants. In winter all plants will ship dormant without leaves.
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This evergreen is hardy to USDA zone 8 and all higher zones. Shipped potted in soil with plastic bag to ensure a healthier start when planted in yard or garden. Can grow to over 10 feet if you let it, but with continuous clipping, size can be maintained much shorter.
The bay laurel takes well to clipping, giving you the flexibility to use this plant as a formal hedge or topiary, often times used in matched pairs for symmetrical compositions. The bay laurel is an evergreen shrub or small tree best known for its fragrant foliage and use as a flavorful seasoning.
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