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Laurus nobilis 'Aurea'
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common name: Golden Bay, Sweet bay, Bay Laurel
shrub, evergreen, scented/aromatic
full sun, part shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 8 to 10
Large shrub or conical evergreen tree with aromatic, golden yellow leaves. Clusters of small greenish-yellow flowers in spring, male and female on separate plants, followed, on female plants, by black berries.
Reasonable fertile, well drained soil in full sun or part. Needs shelter from cold winds and a mild location not subject to severe frosts.
May be clipped to shape if required.
From semi-ripe cuttings.
Leaves may be used for cooking.
Much less common than the green leaved species.