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can i grow laurus nobilis (bay tree)in winter conditions?10F average temperatures
Laurus nobilis is one of those borderline plants - it may or may not survive temperatures at 5F (-15C). It does not like prolonged periods of frost, and needs shelter from cold, drying winds. I have seen it grown in sheltered London gardens with no problems. I think 10F is probably the safest mininum temp for it. Would it be sheltered? Is it in a container? If your area is too cold, can you protect it or if it is in a container, move to a sheltered, warm place?
if i make the choice to plant it outside it will be in spring,but if i keep it outside,near the house, u think the metal pot will keep him away from frost?should I protect it with some material?wich type?if i plant it in the garden it will grow strong roots, and in the next winter it will be hardier?what about rosemary(i planted one last spring in my little garden) what do u think?what u suggest than?waiting for your most precious advice...:) to kathy C.