Little Ragu® Sweet Bay - Monrovia

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Monrovia Growers

A more compact sweet bay with highly aromatic, deep green foliage that emerges on unique red-tinged stems. The dried leaves add a classic Mediterranean flavor to soups and sauces. Easy-care upright shrub or small tree. Handsome in natural form, or easily clipped into a formal hedge or topiary shape. Thrives in containers. Evergreen.

Mature Height: 8 feetMature Width: 8 feetLight: Partial Shade, Full Sun

Attracts,Pollinators, Butterflies
Botanical Name,
Bulb Size,
Bulbs per Package,
Deer Resistant,Yes
Evergreen or Deciduous,Evergreen
Family Name,Laurel
Flower Color,
Bloom Time,Inconspicuous; foliage prized for culinary use.
Foliage Color,Green
Genus Name,Laurus
Tomato Class,
Tomato Type,
Days to Emerge,
Days to Maturity,
Growth Rate,Medium
Hardiness Zone,8
Harvest Season,
Landscape Uses,Coastal Exposure, Container, Hedge, Kitchen Garden, Specimen, Topiary, Urban Garden
Light Needs,Partial Shade, Full Sun
Mature Height,8 feet
Mature Width,8 feet
Prune Time,Can Prune At Anytime
Self Pollinating,Dioecious
Water Needs,Dry to Average

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Essentials for Success

For flourishing plants, use potting soil for potted plants or planting mix for garden beds paired with Root Zone starter fertilizer is the perfect duo to foster robust root growth and minimize transplant shock.


Planting & Growing
Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to develop an extensive root system. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates moderate drought. Apply fertilizer as new growth begins in spring. Slow growing; prune only as needed to shape.