- Part Sun to Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
- Early Spring
This plant is hardy in zones 8 - 10
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
My Current Zone
Grow your own bay leaves!
Sicilian Sunshine® sweet bay is the same plant where we get the bay leaves in our spice racks, but it offers cheerful gold foliage and red stems. It grows 4-10' tall and will grow in full sun or partial shade.
This USDA 8 plant is really best in Mediterranean climates, so it's not an option for those of us in colder climates. We can enjoy it as a potted plant, keeping in a very bright but cool spot indoors over winter.Fragrant FoliageFoliage InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 120 InchesSpacing:72 - 120 InchesSpread:72 - 120 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:chartreuse to goldHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:Edible HerbUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
This bright evergreen is a nice accent plant.Maintenance Notes:
Best in well-drained soils. Prune in late winter or early spring. Bay leaves may be harvested as needed, and can be used fresh or dried.Fun Facts:
Our Sicilian Sunshine™ sweet bay is an ornamental selection, but you can certainly use the colorful foliage in cooking, too. Here's a great opportunity for anyone looking for something fun and new to showoff at Thanksgiving - a cute little sweet bay plant instead? Odds are you'll be using bay leaves in your feast.Sicilian Sunshine® Laurus nobilis 'LNSS'