SHRUB, Sweet Bay (Bay Laurel)
Sweet Bay (Bay Laurel) Laurus nobilis
Seeds per pack ~ 13 Germination: 83% (Packed for 2023)
Sweet bay is a medium-sized tree, whose leaves are used as a culinary herb (bay leaf). The plant is widely cultivated in many regions of the world where it is used primarily as a culinary herb now but in its native Mediterranean it was also used medicinally and culturally. It had the reputation of protecting against natural disasters, especially lightening strikes, and was used in the laurel wreaths worn by ancient poets, athletes, soldiers and Roman Emperors to symbolize victory or accomplishment.