Laurus nobilis 'Crispa'
Also known as:
- Crispa Sweet Bay
- Wavy Bay
- Pie Crust Bay
dry in summer
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Description by: Xera Plants
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Wavy Bay, or Pie Crust Bay, 'Crispa' is the official name of this form of Bay Laurel with finely undulated leaf margins and red stems. Large evergreen shrub to 12' tall and 6' wide over time. Easy to grow. Leaves may burn in colder than normal winters (below 10 °F) but recovery is extremely fast. Full sun, well drained soil. Classic topiary plant. Harvest sweetly scented leaves for cooking, Christmas wreaths. Drought adapted.
Description by: Cistus Nursery
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Also known as "wavy bay," this selection of Grecian laurel has leaves that are not only tasty, used for flavoring meats and soups, but also handsome, the leaf edges crisply textured with tight undulations. Easy to grow, this large shrub to small tree, to 12 ft tall or so, is evergreen, upright and fast-growing in full sun, lean and well-drained soil, and little to no summer water. Frost hardy in USDA zone 7. Sometimes found as Laurus nobilis 'Undulata.'