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yellow-leaved bay tree bay 'Aurea'
Laurus are dioecious evergreen trees or large shrubs, with leathery aromatic leaves, and small yellow flowers followed on female plants by black berries
Lauraceae / Lauraceae
'Aurea' is a large evergreen shrub of broadly conical habit with leathery, aromatic, golden-yellow leaves, brightest in winter and spring, and dense clusters of small, greenish-yellow male flowers in spring
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Aspect East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Grows well in a container. Prefers a well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance
Pruning group 1
Can get bay sucker, horse chestnut scale, soft scale and tortrix moth
Generally disease free
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