Laurus nobilis 'Aurea'
  • Laurus nobilis 'Aurea'

Laurus nobilis 'Aurea'


(Golden Bay) Laurus nobilis 'Aurea is a handsome large evergreen shrub or eventually very small tree with golden leaves which are particularly good for winter colour.

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A handsome large evergreen shrub or eventually very small tree, Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' has golden leaves which are particularly effective for providing colour in a garden through the winter. The leaves may be used in cooking as ordinary bay leaves.

Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' can be grown well in a large pot or container if required and can be pruned to size. 

  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' will grow best when planted in a position sheltered from cold winter winds and may require protection in severe winters.
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' grows to be a large densely branching shrub or eventually a small tree in many years. Can be pruned yearly to limit the size if required.
    • Height: up to 10 m (32 ft).
    • Spread: 8 m (26 ft).
  • Notes: Please note that although we usually guarantee plants for a year after purchase, we will not replace a Laurus 'Aurea' which is damaged or killed by winter cold.

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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Large, Shrub - Medium, Tree - Small
Growing Conditions
Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Dry/Sandy
Special Features
Evergreen, Foliage - Gold/Yellow, Suitable for Containers, Screening/Hedge

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