Umbellularia californica

California Bay, California Laurel, Pepperwood

These evergreen, spring flowering trees are grown for their fragrant foliage. Shelter from strong, cold winds when young. Needs plenty of sun and moist but well-drained soil. Propagate by seed in autumn.
Umbellularia californica, California Bay, California Laurel, Pepperwood
Found in canyons, valleys, and chaparral regions, the leaves are aromatic when crushed and used as a spicy seasoning. Small flowers are followed by olive-like fruit which turns purple. Needs regular watering.

Attributes - Umbellularia californica

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 10 ft. to 25 ft.

Width: 25 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance.

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