The Bay Tree, Laurus nobilis, is an aromatic evergreen tree or large shrub with green, smooth leaves, in the flowering plant family Lauraceae. Bay Trees are slow growing and in Spring, clusters of star shaped yellow flowers appear then maturing into purple berries.
Bay Tree prefers full sun to part shade position in the garden that has well draining soil. They are drought, frost and salt tolerant. It is native to the Mediterranean region and is used as bay leaf for seasoning in cooking.