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Plant Species of the genus Laurus

Information about this genus
Name: Laurus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Laurus nobilis is more commonly seen in cultivation. It is a very adaptable plant, suitable for hedging, topiary, specimen planting or containers, and tolerant of coastal conditions. In cool-temperate climates it is best grown against a warm wall. It requires a sunny site in a fertile well-drained soil. Formal shapes and hedging should be trimmed in summer. Propagation is from seed sown in autumn or half-hardened cuttings taken in summer.
Description: There are just 2 species of evergreen trees and shrubs in this genus, one being found around the Mediterranean and the other native to the Canary Islands and the Azores. The foliage is glossy, dark green and aromatic, and small yellowish flowers arise along the branches in spring.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Laurus azorica 9-11
Laurus nobilis 8-11

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