Sweet Bay (Laurus nobilis 'Sunspot')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: To 40 feet
Plant Spread: To 30 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Used in cooking.
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Culinary Herb
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Bees


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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Oct 18, 2011 8:36 PM

Name, assigned by Barry R. Yinger. Yinger, Collection No. 1890.

A slower-growing cultivar of sweet bay

Some of the leaves of this plant are entirely yellow, but most are green and generously
mottled with pale yellow and small blotches of gray green. Occasionally, shoots
are also entirely yellow.

To preserve the beautiful variegation, diligently remove any branches that revert to green. Plant this bay in well-drained soil with shelter from frost and cold.

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