Umbellularia californica

California Bay, California Laurel

Family: Lauraceae Laurel

Type Tree
USDA Hardiness range 9A - 11
Exposure Full shade to full sun
Bloom color Yellow
Bloom time Spring and Winter
Water needs Moist
Landscape uses Hedge, screen, specimen, street tree, woodland garden
Height 25' to 70' / 7.60m to 21.40m
Spread 25' to 40' / 7.60m to 12.20m
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Evergreen, needles or needle-like
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Green, purple
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded, vase
Attributes and features Attracts birds, native to North America, fragrant foliage, invasive