Commonly known as the Bay Tree, Laurus nobilis is an evergreen medium tree that produces dark green aromatic foliage and small yellow flowers. This slow-growing tree is noted for its flavorsome leaves, which are usually dried and added to dishes such as soups, stews and spaghetti. Laurus nobilis is an ideal tree for topiary, hedging and screening. Plant Laurus nobilis in an area of full sun to part shade, with well-draining soils. Laurus nobilis is frost tolerant, water wise and low maintenance. Water well until established. Prune as desired as this will encourage more dense, compact growth. Laurus nobilis can grow to a height of 15 m and a width of 3 m.