Willow Leaf Bay
Laurus nobilis f. angustifolia
Also known as
Narrow Leaf Bay, Sweet Bay, Bay Laurel, Willow-Leaved Laurel, Bay Tree, Poet's Laurel
20 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
Willow Leaf Bay Overview
This evergreen shrub or small tree has narrower leaves than Sweet bay but has the great advantage of being hardier.
Common problems with Willow Leaf Bay
Can get attacked by bay sucker, horse chestnut scale, soft scale and tortix moth. It can also suffer from powdery mildews and leaf spot.
How to harvest Willow Leaf Bay
Pick leaves as and when required.
How to propagate Willow Leaf Bay
Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.
Seed in autumn.
Special features of Willow Leaf Bay
Preferring well drained soil this plant does well in a container.
Other uses of Willow Leaf Bay
Used as a structural plant in the border, for topiary and hedging and also used for cooking.
Leaves can used fresh or drier for use in a variety of dishes.