Bay Laurels are beautiful plants that can be grown indoors or outdoors. The tree is popularly grown for its flavorful leaves, but it is also a beautiful ornamental plant that will add character and a delicious aromatic scent.
The Laurus nobilis, commonly known as Bay Laurel or Sweet Bay, is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe. Here, it is a vigorous grower and has been loved and used by the locals. The Bay Laurel is an evergreen tree with long, pointy leaves with a leathery texture. These leaves are what the plant is well-known for: their flavor and aroma. The tree can reach up to 59 feet (18 meters) in their natural habitat, although homegrown trees are usually kept smaller, around 12 feet (3 meters). Through pruning, you can keep the tree in your desired shape and size.