The laurel tree is native to Southwest Asia and is now also native to southern Europe and parts of America. Because the laurel tree is not winter hardy, it is often grown in northern Europe as an ornamental plant in the bucket. The dried leaves of the laurel tree are used as a spice. From the fruit oils are pressed.
The leaves are ovate oblong, green, leathery and is long up to 10 cm (3.9 in). The leaf edge is smooth and wavy. The leaf position is alternate.
The laurel tree has small yellowish flowers.
The berries are small, round and black.
Crop, ornamental tree, container plant