laurel is related to the Lauraceae (as Lindera, Sassafras, Cinnamonium,
etc.). The Lauraceae are mainly tropical plants. Laurus nobilis is
particulary found in the Mediterranean. In Belgium it is an orangery
plant. The plant can easily live one hundred years.
are bushes or trees, wich can grow to a height of 7 to 9 metres. The
plant can endure a temperature up to -5°C.
leaves are sinuate with a short leaf stalk, and they are dark green,
leathery and shiny.
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is a dieceous plant (mainly male plants are used for cultivation).
The flowers are yellowish green in colour. The fruits are berries,
purplish black when ripe, odoriferous and bitter.
are a.o. : 'Salicifolia' ('Angustifolia'), 'Aurea', 'Crispa',
Laurus nobilis there is also Laurus azorica (canariënsis).