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Alternative Names:

Laurus nobilis

Narrative Description:

A well-known hardy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves, which exhibit small yellow flowers. Often used in all forms of cooking for additional flavour.

Ideal Conditions:

Ideal for any conditions, but with free draining soil or compost.

Possible Situation:

If pruned this herb can make a particularly attractive shrub in the pot, border or herb garden, but over years will make a large tree if allowed.

Accreditations /
Awards:

RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)

Resilience:

Hardy

Habit:

Upright

Height x Spread / Trail:

400 x 200 cm

Features:

Typical Season:

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Flower Colour:

yellow

Foliage Colour:

green

Flowering Time:

April - May

Planting Recommendations:

Bed/Border

Container

Prefers:

Full Sun

Part Sun

Shade

Temperature Tolerance:

A hardy plant which should survive normal winter conditions outside, especially if protected from the hardest frosts.

Plant Care:

Cultural Information

Family:

LAURACEAE

Genus:

Laurus

Species:

nobilis

Alternative Names:

Laurus nobilis

Category:

Herbs

Recommended Pot Sizes:

11cm

1Ltr

3Ltr+

Pot Spacing:

Leave enough room so that foliage does not overlap within crop time.

Typical time required from pot to sale:

52 weeks over Winter

20 weeks in Spring / Summer

Requires Pinching / Cutting Back

Based on producing a finished pot size of 1L for plug products and 2L for liner products. (*)

Growing Media / Irrigation / Water Capacity:

Free draining - keep evenly moist

Feeding / Fertilser
(during crop time):

NPK balanced feeding

Feeding Frequency:

Requires normal/regular feeding (Standard EC)

Recommended pH:

Standard 5.0 to 5.5

Growth Regulation PGR:

Due to the current approval situation, please contact your PGR provider

Temperature During Production:

Cool crop 4 -12C

Temperature During Transport:

12-16C

Availability

Available to Order:

January - July

Recommended Sales Window:

February - September

Forecast Availability:

Wk/Yr:09/18
Qty:117

Please note: this forecasted availability is a guide only. Quantities can be increased or produced earlier on request.

P&D Susceptibility

Common Pests:

Common Diseases:

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Additional Notes (*):

All information provided is based on producing a default finished pot size of 1L for our plug products, and 2L for 7cm and 9cm liner products. For alternative pot sizes please adjust cultural notes accordingly.

Finishing times - Based on average estimated climatic and environmental conditions, and are for guidance purposes only.

Temperature These conditions assume a protected ornamental growing environment. Recommended growing is generally above 5C.

Feeding Does not specify controlled release or liquid fertiliser application. This choice will depend on your conditions, requirements and preferences please contact your fertiliser consultant for suitable products to meet your requirements.

Growing media and pH Is shown for guidance purposes only - please contact your growing media consultant for suitable growing media to meet your requirements.



Disclaimer

This information is for guidance purposes only and is based upon our own growing environment and experience during trials. It is wise to use your own knowledge about your growing conditions and local environment in order to make informed cultural decisions.