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Sicilian Sunshine® Sweet Bay

Proven Winners

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  • Grow your own bay leaves!

How long have those bay leaves been in your spice rack? Instead of guessing how old your spices are, why not just pick fresh bay leaves from Sicilian Sunshine® Sweet bay Laurus nobilis? No matter how you use it, either fresh or dry, spices always taste better homegrown. Its glossy green leaves are not only edible but also ornamental. Each leaf displays an array of shades ranging from golden yellow to dark green in color. Unbeknownst to others, this plant is the perfect ornamental decoy disguised as your culinary secret ingredient in your soup du jour.

This plant is not only an exceptional culinary herb but is native to the Mediterranean region. Typically these plants don’t tolerate hard frost very well. Sweet bay is hardy to zones 8 and above. In those warmer zones (8 and above), Sweet bay works well as an edible landscape shrub that typically reaches 4 to 10 feet in height and will thrive outdoors all year long. In zones 7 and below, this plant makes a wonderful indoor houseplant especially overwinter.

Sicilian Sunshine® Sweet Bay Care

Mediterranean herbs like Sweet bay thrive in bright, cool, well-draining environments. Laurus nobilis, requires full sun or at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Its soil should be loamy, porous, and well-draining while receiving adequate consistent waterings. In conjunction with using a light potting soil mix, a cool indoor environment, and a bright southern facing window is a surefire recipe for indoor growing success.

Hard pruning is not recommended. Light prune when the plant is in a dormant state around late winter or early Spring. In conjunction with trimming, add a slow release fertilizer to help promote leaf growth.

Sicilian Sunshine® Sweet Bay Spacing

In the landscape, space plants at least 4 to 10 feet apart from each other. In containers use this plant as a thriller. Ensure that the container is at least 12 inches in diameter and 12 inches in depth to help promote healthy root growth and plant development.

Sicilian Sunshine® Sweet Bay Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8-10
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 4 - 10 Feet
Mature Width: 6 - 10 Feet
Plant Spacing: 6 - 10 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Seasonal Interest: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Evergreen
Foliage Color(s): Chartreuse to Gold
Resists: Deer
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
Uses: Edible Herb Landscape Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Laurus nobilis 'LNSS'
SKU:
LAUSS

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

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Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations