Laurus ‘Saratoga’

Saratoga Sweet Bay

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Trees

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Medium

Also Grown As: Standard Tree

Mature Height & Spread: 15-35' x 15-30'

Natural Growth Habit: Rounded

Native To: Europe

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: Yellow

Bloom Time: Spring

Special Features: Desert Conditions / Drought Resistant / Fragrant / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #15, 24" Box, 36" Box

Sunset Garden Zones: 5-9, 12-24

A Bit More

A dense, tidy canopy of large, ovate leaves make  the Laurus ‘Saratoga’ a fine street tree or screen. Growing 15-35’ tall and 15-30’ wide, this tree develops a well-rounded crown that blooms with fragrant, cream-yellow flowers in early spring. Cold hardy to 20° F, ‘Saratoga’ is tolerant of seacoast conditions and drought resistant. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide good drainage and regular water during establishment. As with its widely known cousin, Laurus nobilis, the leaves of ‘Saratoga’ can be used for culinary purposes, though the flavor differs. Use Laurus ‘Saratoga’ in formal, traditional and contemporary landscapes.

A Bit More

A dense, tidy canopy of large, ovate leaves make  the Laurus ‘Saratoga’ a fine street tree or screen. Growing 15-35’ tall and 15-30’ wide, this tree develops a well-rounded crown that blooms with fragrant, cream-yellow flowers in early spring. Cold hardy to 20° F, ‘Saratoga’ is tolerant of seacoast conditions and drought resistant. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide good drainage and regular water during establishment. As with its widely known cousin, Laurus nobilis, the leaves of ‘Saratoga’ can be used for culinary purposes, though the flavor differs. Use Laurus ‘Saratoga’ in formal, traditional and contemporary landscapes.