Laurus Nobilis are also known as bay laurels and form a large shrub or tree. They are evergreen and have glossy, aromatic leaves. These leaves are often used in cooking. In Spring the Laurus Nobilis bears clusters of green-yellow flowers which are followed, on female plants by black berries. Bays are best suited to fertile soil in full or partial sun and should be sheltered from cold winds. Regular pruning is not required but can be trimmed to maintain the shape in late Spring.