Also known as Bayleaf, this herb is used medicinally, as a natural insect repellant and treats rashes for poisin ivy.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 8A-11
Plant Type: Perennial
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Leaves are commonly found in stews & soups. Leaves are mild tasting until they are dried for several weeks.
Full Size: 12'x8' shrub
Cold Tolerance: Cold hardy to 27 degrees
Light Requirements: Full sun to partial
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Regular watering is best, no need to supplement during rainy season.
Soil & Site Requirements: Prefers well drained soil rich in organic matter. Slow growing with shallow roots allowing it to easily be maintained in a pot.