Sweet Bay can be found in the wild in Florida bay heads, swamps and stream banks. Leaves are very fine for flavoring broths and sauces. Fresh off the tree, the flavor is unique and fun to use. If you have a Florida Sweet Bay, your cooking will have flavors folks outside Florida can never hope to duplicate. Florida Bay Laurel likes moist, acid soils. If you use Bay Laurel in your landscape, be sure plenty of water is available. If you have a moist spot on your land, plant this tree. You will also be rewarded by the attractive white delicately fragrant flowers. No bugs or other pests. Fertilize once or twice a year with an acid fertilizer.
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