This beautifully wrapped Bay tree has glossy, evergreen leaves all year. Its pale yellow flowers, which blossom in spring, are loved by our bees and butterflies. The Bay tree has been treasured for centuries for its aromatic leaves which add a delicious flavour to soups and stews. This dense foliage is also wonderful for our garden birds to safely make their nests. The Bay tree will happily thrive in any garden or balcony and can be clipped into a formal shape using topiary.
You can upgrade your gift to a gorgeous hamper at checkout. Your tree gift will arrive with everything it needs to flourish.
When you place your order a beautiful Bay tree, botanical name: Laurus nobilis, will be freshly selected by our devoted gardeners here, before being carefully wrapped and placed in a luxury parcel.
This Bay tree is 35-45cm high and growing in a 10cm pot. It will enjoy being pruned in early spring and may reach a height of 2 metres in 10 years, if allowed to grow naturally.
An exclusively designed card with your personal message, the story of the Bay tree's ancient symbolism and a full care guide is also enclosed with your gift. Add a personalised brass heart, star or plaque (see images) engraved with your message so this special gift is always remembered.
PLEASE NOTE Your parcel travels in a clear recyclable bag so the couriers and recipients are aware a living tree is inside it and must be opened as soon as possible.
In ancient mythology the Bay is a sacred tree which symbolises courage and strength. It also protects the dwelling by which it grows. Read more about the Bay tree's ancient story here.
Every Bay tree is growing in its organic pot filled with top-notch compost, so no green fingers are required, just natural daylight and water. We have added special nutrients to your tree’s compost to create the perfect balance of nourishment. This organic goodness will release into the soil for several months to ensure your tree continues to flourish.
In a few weeks, plant your tree, still in its organic pot so the roots are not disturbed, in a large outdoor flower pot (one with holes so excess water can drain away) or plant in a sunny spot in the garden.
The Present Tree's Organic Plant Care Kit is packed with all the health-boosting goodness suitable for your Bay tree. Click here for more details.