|Grid reference||ST 18511 79197|
|Common name||Golden bay|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Tree trail||Post 6|
|Height||14M January 2015|
This tree is near the first bridge below the promenade and has light green/golden leaves.
General tree description
This is a densely branched conical tree or large shrub, and Laurus nobilis 'Aurea' is the golden variety. It is native to Mediteranean regions, growing in moist rocky areas, and can reach a height of about 12 metres with an 8 metre spread. Its leaves are aromatic and are used as a culinary herb. In spring the tree produces greenish-yellow flower clusters followed on female trees by black egg-shaped fruit.