Bay Laurel Tree
Laurus nobilis or Bay Laurel Tree. The bay tree is a popular garden plant which is suitable for growing in pots or in the ground. If it is kept neatly clipped, the dark-green foliage can be trained to create stunning formal shapes (topiary), or perhaps simply to frame an entrance or patio. Because it grows easily in medium to large containers and responds well to pruning, a bay tree is suitable for even small gardens or balconies. In open ground it can grow up to 7,5m tall.
Bay, with its warm, somewhat ‘woodsy’ character lends itself well to foods that require a long simmering time, like soups, stews and sauces, allowing the bay flavour a chance to permeate the dish