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Laurus Genus

Laurel

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0

Description

Laurus genus (Laurel). This genus consists of evergreen trees which are grown for their foliage. They are frost hardy, but the foliage may be scorched by extreme cold weather or cold, strong winds.

Characteristics

Semi-evergreens, Fragrants

Other common names

Bay laurel

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Cultivation

You should grow them in a frost-hardy climate and plant in fertile, well-drained soil with full sun or semi-shade, and in a sheltered position. They may be grown in tubs as standards, which should be trimmed during summer.

Propagation

Semi-ripe cuttings in summer or by seed in autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects

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