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Sicilian Sunshine™ Sweet Bay

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Item #134574. Ships in a 4" Pot.


Edible landscape beauty. This perennial evergreen shrub-form tree has fragrant, bright-gold foliage. Blooms in spring attract bees, butterflies and other wildlife. Use edible leaves as an herb for adding flavor to your favorite soup or stew recipe. Upright growth habit. Plant in landscape as an attractive border or focal specimen. Also suitable for growing in containers – even indoors. Deer-resistant.


Bloom Color Yellow
Pollination Self-pollinating
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.5 - 7.5
Taste Aromatic
Texture Coarse
Years to Bear 1
Zone Range 8 - 10

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 8 - 10
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your plant matures, it will be approximately 6 - 20' tall x 6 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these plants 6 - 22' apart to ensure room for growth.

Recommended Pollinators

This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I need a bay tree and this looks colorful plus I am 1/2 Sicilian
Theresa L on May 13, 2016
I need a bay tree and this looks colorful plus I am 1/2 Sicilian
Theresa L on May 13, 2016
To use as an herb and also have bees that might use it for nectar
FRED O on Apr 21, 2016
To use as an herb and also have bees that might use it for nectar
FRED O on Apr 21, 2016
the dimensions say 6-20', but if it can be indoors I'm assuming you mean 6"-20"?
Emily T on Sep 10, 2016
Can the Sicilian Sunshine Sweet Bay be used in the same way as Bay Laurel?
Betty on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes! They are one in the same (bay laurel, sweet bay, bay tree, etc.) ??? officially, Laurus nobilis.
How and when do you harvest the bay leaves? Is the fruit also edible?
CATHERINE M on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The newer growth is yellow and I pick a few when the leaves are about 2 inches long. Mature leaves turn green and harvest them at 3 inches. I would not eat the fruit

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A Tree in a Pot!
This sweet bay has grown incredibly well. We live in the Northeast and brought the small plant inside for the winter. It started to grow new leaves in Feb./Mar. in the tall but narrow pot we planted it in. Since we brought it out side in April it has turned into a 2+ foot tall plant even after being pruned. The leaves are extremely fragrant--not at all like the dried leaves purchased. We have frozen a batch of leaves and will have more than we can ever use when we prune again before we bring the plant in before the freeze this year. It's a lovely looking house plant when not outside..
August 9, 2016
1 year ago