The true laurel is Laurus nobilis. It is reasonably hardy and our plant, despite being a Mediterranean species, is looking quite well following a harder than usual winter. It gives its name to the Lauraceae, a family which includes the avocado, cinnamon and the camphor tree. Laurel is not grown for its flowers!
|Spotted Laurel, Aucuba japonica, in a Daventry garden. 17 April, 2018|