- Laurus nobilis
- Laurus nobilis 'Saratoga', Sweet Bay, Grecian Laurel
- Zones 5-9, 12-31, H1, H2
- Full, Partial Moderate, Minimal
This Mediterranean native grows slowly to 12 to 40 ft. tall and wide. Natural habit is compact and multistemmed, with a broad base; plant often resembles a gradually tapering cone. Leathery, aromatic leaves are the traditional bay leaves of cookery—oval, 2 to 4 in. long, and dark green. Clusters of small yellow spring flowers are followed by black or dark purple, 1/2- to 1-in. fruit.'Saratoga'
This variety has broader leaves than the species and a more treelike habit.close
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