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Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' (Bay 'Aurea')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
4m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Laurus nobilis 'Aurea'

Other names

Bay 'Aurea', Yellow-leaved bay tree

Genus

Laurus Laurus

Variety or Cultivar

'Aurea' _ 'Aurea' is a large, evergreen shrub of broadly conical habit. It has leathery, aromatic, golden-yellow leaves, brightest in winter and spring. In spring it bears dense clusters of small, greenish-yellow flowers.


Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic and used for culinary purposes.

Habit

Broadly conical

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Yellow in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Horse chestnut scale , Soft scale , Tortrix moth , Bay sucker Horse chestnut scale , Soft scale , Tortrix moth , Bay sucker

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

Leaf diseases of laurel , Leaf spot Leaf diseases of laurel , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' (Bay 'Aurea') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Flavouring food and drinks, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in sun or partial shade. Can be grown successfully in a container.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Laurus nobilis 'Aurea'

Other names

Bay 'Aurea', Yellow-leaved bay tree

Genus

Laurus Laurus

Variety or Cultivar

'Aurea' _ 'Aurea' is a large, evergreen shrub of broadly conical habit. It has leathery, aromatic, golden-yellow leaves, brightest in winter and spring. In spring it bears dense clusters of small, greenish-yellow flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Foliage is aromatic and used for culinary purposes.

Habit

Broadly conical

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring

Foliage

Yellow in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Horse chestnut scale , Soft scale , Tortrix moth , Bay sucker

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

Specific diseases

Leaf diseases of laurel , Leaf spot

General care

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' (Bay 'Aurea') will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 4m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Flavouring food and drinks, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in sun or partial shade. Can be grown successfully in a container.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' (Bay 'Aurea')

Common pest name

Japanese long scale; Japanese maple scale; Long scale; Japanese; Pear white scale

Scientific pest name

Lopholeucaspis japonica

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Regulated only on Citrus at present; regulation on other hosts needs to be considered. Only likely to be a pest under glass in UK.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' (Bay 'Aurea')

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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