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Laurus nobilis Hedging

Bay Laurel Hedge Plants

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Laurus nobilis hedging is a fantastic evergreen that boasts dark green, aromatic foliage, famous for its use in the kitchen. Bay Laurel also offers pale yellow flowers from March-May and looks great when clipped into a neat form. Bay Laurel hedging is a fairly slow grower so it keeps its shape well.

  • Best Features: dark green evergreen foliage, pale yellow flowers, fragrant foliage, RHS Hedging
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1-2m high
  • Growth Rate: Slow | 10-20cm a year
  • Position: Sunny, partial shade, dry or normal soil, sheltered or exposed, coastal or inland
  • Also Consider: Our other varieties of Laurel.
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Bay Laurel hedge (Laurus nobilis) description

Although not grown primarily for it flowers, Bay Laurel produces yellow flowers in spring and dark berries in autumn. Bay laurel has dark green foliage making for a lush feature and its aromatic leaves can be used to flavour a variety of dishes. Bay Laurel thrives in a sunny position in normal soil. It can handle a coastal site but should be sheltered from strong winds.

Common uses for Laurus nobilis hedging

Bay Laurel hedges makes a great privacy screen.

Combine Bay Laurel with

Grow your Bay Laurel hedge alone for a dense feature screen.

Growth rate of Bay Laurel hedging

Bay Laurel is slow growing and should achieve 10-20cm per year. Laurus nobilis is ideal when kept between 1-2m.

Care advice for Laurus nobilis

Bay Laurel only needs a light trim once a year. Please view the Best4Hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.

Suggested planting density  of Bay Laurel hedges

For information on recommended planting density for bay laurel, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column you will find our advised plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Laurus nobilis hedges are available to purchase year round as Pot Grown hedging plants.

The bulk of our Bay Laurel hedge plants are UK grown under the careful nurturing of our experienced nursery staff. Occasionally, we source Laurus nobilis from outside of the UK. In this instance, we go to every length to ensure that our suppliers are cannot be beaten on quality. At best4hedging we endeavour to make certain that your order reaches you in the freshest condition and that your bay laurel plants are of the highest standard, all whilst protecting our brilliant prices. Rest assured, you can buy Laurus nobilis hedging plants online with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 41 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 41 reviews for Laurus nobilis Hedging.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 41 ratings.
November 29, 2018 | duncan cole
Laurus nobilis Hedging


September 1, 2018 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Excellent products which were well looked after by the company and delivered with care.

June 6, 2018 | Neil
Laurus nobilis Hedging

As Above

May 19, 2018 | S. Robinson
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Great quality plants, very reasonably priced.

April 17, 2018 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Delivered on time, healthy plants.

February 15, 2017 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

As Above

February 7, 2017 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

As Above

January 15, 2017 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Well packaged and an excellent quality shrub.

October 26, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Good-sized plant.

October 23, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging


June 5, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Only reason not excellent is that plants were a bit tatty - odd damaged or yellow leaves and lots of limescle spots from watering. But once these were removed and rinsed off they are great, and that level of care/preparation would be bound to raise the price considerably so happy with the condition..

April 26, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Larger than expected, great value

April 21, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Very nice healthy strong shrubs

April 6, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Beautiful large and healthy plant.

February 28, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Good quality product will reorder in the future

February 16, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging


February 10, 2016 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

We went by the recommended amount on the website but we had to order some more as we did not have enough.

December 8, 2015 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

This plant was exactly as per the website and very healthy. Looks good in my garden

October 19, 2015 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

As Above

September 17, 2015 | Anonymous
Laurus nobilis Hedging

Healthy specimens with good root growth

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  • Orders £100 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £100 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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