A culinary, medicinal and ornamental shrub that can be cultivated in pots, create hedges or grown as an isolated tree. The leaves are widely used in cooking for its taste and aroma. It has digestive, anti-inflammatory properties and stimulates appetite. Its wood is used in marquetry and handcraft.
Shrub or tree up to 10m. The Bay Laurel has green lanceolate and perennial leaves. When squizzed their perfume is intense. Small yellow flowers and black berries.
Prefer cool, light and well drained soils.
Remove the pulp of the seed by soaking and manual rubbing. Once clean, soak the seeds for 24 hours. Sow in seedbed or in site and cover with a black plastic until germination is complete. Keep the sowing moist.