Sun Exposure For Bay Leaf
Q: I have purchased a bay leaf plant and would like to plant it in the ground.
What kind of sun exposure would work?
A: Bay laurel, Laurus nobilis, is the source of aromatic leaves used in cooking.
It tolerates full sun to light shade. But keep this in mind: it could be hurt by
cold. The shrubby tree is reasonably cold-hardy but if temperatures are
forecast to be below fifteen degrees, cover it with black plastic down to the
ground on all sides and put a 60 watt bulb in there to keep it from freezing.
Prune it occasionally to keep it compact.