The Laurus nobilis is well-known for its culinary uses, whether that is dried or straight off the bush in the garden. Not only will it fill your garden with a wonderful aromatic fragrance, but it will also bring year-round privacy to your garden. It also provides pale-yellow flowers from March through to May, following with dark berries during Autumn, adding that extra bit of seasonal style and colour.
It is a stunning choice for hedging, as a specimen plant, or even to use as topiary.
The Bay Laurel will grow around 10-20cm per year and will easily be maintained at 1-2m. It is a lovely low maintenance hedging plant with many useful attributes.