|Grid reference||ST 19543 78068|
|Common name||Bay laurel|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||14M March 2015|
This tree is near the east gate against the railings.
General tree description
Laurus nobilis has a dense, pyramidal shape, grows up to 20 metres tall and is noted for its aromatic foliage. It has smooth black-grey bark and glossy dark green leaves. These are 6 to 12 cm long, elliptic, with smooth edges. Flowers appear in April and May, pale yellow-green, and borne in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit is about 1 cm long, black and berry-like, containing one seed.