Bay leaf tree question

Has anyone tried to grow a bay leaf tree? I saw one yesterday at a Sears garden store and wanted to try it. I leave in zone 10b. Thanks
Harry
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Yes, Laurus nobilis (culinary bay) grows OK here in 8a. It gets nipped by freezes, but is growing steadily & provides enough leaves for cooking.
I'm not sure whether it would do well as far south as you are -- Dirr's book reports zones 8b to 9 on the East Coast of the US. It is native to the Mediterranean region, and it might be bothered by the high heat & humidity I assume you have in 10b.
Why not give it a try?
Mike Prager Beaufort, NC (on the coast in zone 8a) (Remove spam traps from email address to reply.)
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Thanks, I'm going to give it a try.
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Yes, I have two in the ground in USDA Zone 8b and they flourish. They are going to flower this year.
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g'day harry,
i live in a similar zone to you maybe 11+ but we get frosts in winter only a 4 month winter period though.
anyway i planted this little bayleaf tree and every winter i for the first 2 years i would protect it from frost and it just struggled along last year i left it uncovered it grew like crazy the frost did no damage at all.
like the others say go for it mine gets full sun and is mulched regularly, and lives on rainwater alone we get around 1100mm of rain annualy.
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