SICILIAN SUNSHINE®

Bay

Laurus nobilis

'LNSS'

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  • Heat tolerant
  • Deer resistant
  • Edible
Description

Sicilian Sunshine® bay is a colorful choice for Mediterranean landscapes. Uniformly bright yellow foliage borne on red petioles give it even more ornamental appeal than conventional cultivars. It has stronger and more consistent gold color than 'Aurea'.

USDA Zone 8 - 10 (10°F/-12°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 4 - 10'

Width 4 - 10'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Evergreen

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Yellow

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Grow in well-drained soils.

Pruning May be trimmed to shape as desired in spring, after the new growth has emerged. Grow as a large shrub or small tree.

Uses Specimen; herb gardens; hedge.

Growing Tips Color is most intense on new growth.