Forms a compact, pyramidal shape with leathery, golden-yellow leaves, used for flavouring food. Very amenable to pruning and shaping into any form. Can make a dense, aromatic hedge. Excellent for coastal gardens. Laurus nobilis ‘BayGold’ (Sweet Bay, Bay Laurel) is an evergreen tree that grows at a moderate rate to reach 4m (H) x 3m (W) in 10 years.