The Bay tree – an alternative to Ficus
A Bay for all seasons
Screening and hedging plants are in greater demand than ever, and one particular plant is gaining popularity, with good reason – the Bay (Laurus nobilis).
Bay trees make excellent hedges thanks to their dense, deep green, aromatic foliage that looks great all year round. Bays are hardy growers, capable of withstanding extremes in weather. This makes them ideal for contemporary South Eastern Australian gardens, where we experience hot summers and cool winters. Being drought and salt tolerant means they are also an excellent choice for coastal areas.
A Bay for all reasons:
Bay trees are incredibly versatile, and respond well to shaping and topiary. A potted standard at an entrance makes a formal statement, while a pleached hedge along a driveway provides a stylish solution to privacy. Dwarf varieties are ideal for smaller spaces, and make a great culinary addition to kitchen gardens. They work exremely well as a key component in an Aussie Mediterranean garden.
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