The bay tree is an aromatic evergreen tree that makes fantastic topiary. Their ovate leaves can be used as a herb in the kitchen, however, as an ornamental tree, they can be fantastic decorations to an entrance or pathway. We offer a range of handsome bay trees of different sizes to suit all different types of gardens. Browse more ornamental plants including camellias and Dicksonia trees.
Bay trees grow slowly and take several years to reach their full height at around eight metres tall. When cared for properly, you can expect yours to last for around 20 years.
When choosing an ideal location for your bay tree which is native to the Mediterranean region, you want to choose a sunny or partially shaded area of your outside space. Make sure it is protected from winds and extreme cold weather and perhaps place it against a wall so it isn’t exposed to these elements.
As well as looking beautiful and being a great addition to the design of your garden or porch, the leaves of this tree can be used to improve the flavour of many dishes, particularly stews, soups, and sauces. They can be used when dried or fresh, however, when leaves are dried they bring more flavour.
Because bay trees are native to the Mediterranean region, they need extra care and attention in winter. To keep your bay tree alive over the cold months, you should: