Sicilian Sunshine® Sweet bay Laurus nobilis
- Part Sun to Sun
- Early Spring
This variety is no longer available from Proven Winners®. The information on this page is for reference only.
Grow your own bay leaves!
Sicilian Sunshine® sweet bay is the same plant where we get the bay leaves in our spice racks, but it offers cheerful gold foliage and red stems. It grows 4-10' tall and will grow in full sun or partial shade.
This USDA 8 plant is really best in Mediterranean climates, so it's not an option for those of us in colder climates. We can enjoy it as a potted plant, keeping in a very bright but cool spot indoors over winter.Fragrant FoliageFoliage InterestResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:EvergreenHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:48 - 120 InchesSpacing:72 - 120 InchesSpread:72 - 120 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Colors:YellowFoliage Shade:chartreuse to goldHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:Sun
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).Maintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10bWater Category:AverageNeeds Good DrainageUses:LandscapeUses:Specimen or Focal PointUses Notes:
This bright evergreen is a nice accent plant.Maintenance Notes:
Best in well-drained soils. Prune in late winter or early spring. Bay leaves may be harvested as needed, and can be used fresh or dried.Fun Facts:
Our Sicilian Sunshine™ sweet bay is an ornamental selection, but you can certainly use the colorful foliage in cooking, too. Here's a great opportunity for anyone looking for something fun and new to showoff at Thanksgiving - a cute little sweet bay plant instead? Odds are you'll be using bay leaves in your feast.Sicilian Sunshine® Laurus nobilis 'LNSS'