For best results re-pot a container plant every 2-3 years, Photo credit By Petar43 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,Wikimedia commons. Normal plant propagation is from cuttings or air layering. Harvest leaves from plants at least 2 years old.
You might be able to take cuttings of some healthy stem sections to try and root for a new plant. What would you advise? I purchased a bay leaf tree each for my twin sister and me for our birthday. Its common names include bay tree (esp. Perhaps one of the other readers has an answer. The symbolism carried over to Roman culture, which held the laurel as a symbol of victory. The stem or branch can then be cut off and planted. This is its first year to have blossoms. You can be pretty aggressive with it. It was once made into a wreath to crown the winners of ancient Greek games. If you see new growth the plant will come back in time.
I have a 3 year old bay leaf plant that has produced an abundance of leaves for me to dry over the years. After a heavy rain, the water gathered in the tray of my potted laurel is literally vinegar, yellow colour. (people consider themselves lucky if they do!) Carol. My parents have passed away so I can’t ask them, I have google the name and not sure it’s eatable to use? Beware of toxic bay-like trees. L. and Laurus nobilis. carol. Lots of useful info. Hello. Sweet bay trees should be planted in well drained soil with an incorporation of generous amounts of compost. My husband pruned them back big time. Any suggestions? The persistence paid off with two suckers/branches coming off the trunk with a dozen leaves on each. Oh I’m All about herbs and such! Removing the berries won’t do anything for the bushiness of the tree. I have a bay tree that I planted about 25 years ago. You can use food grade DE to avoid getting an infestation. ), Trachycarpus, Cordylines, Phormiums and Similar, Large Shrubs and Trees and Exotic, plants Misc A-Z, Taxus / Yew Cone, Pyramid, Spiral, Ball, Cube, Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Ball on Stem, Total Height 70cm / 2ft 6in including pot height (head dia 25-30cm), Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Ball on Stem, Total height 95cm / 3ft including pot height (head dia 35-40cm), Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Cone 90cm / 3ft including pot height, Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Ball on Stem, Total Height 140cm / 4ft 7 inches including pot height (head dia 40 - 45cm), Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Ball on Stem, Total Height 130cm / 4ft 3in including pot height (head dia 45cm-50cm head), Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Cone 130cm / 4ft 3in including pot height, Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Cone 150cm / 5ft including pot height, Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Ball on Twisted stem, Total height 1.5 meters ( 5 feet) high including pot height (diameter of ball 50cm), Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Ball on Stem, total height 180cm / 6ft including pot height (head dia 60-65cm), Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Cone 170cm / 5ft 6in including pot height, Bay Tree Laurus Nobilis Ball on Plaited stem, Total Height 170cm / 5ft 6in including pot height (head dia 55cm), Bay Tree (bush) Laurus Nobilis massive 290 - 300cm / 9ft 6in - 10ft including pot height, Bay Tree Ball On Stem, 12/14, 190cm stem, 70cm Diameter Head, Bay Tree (bush) Laurus Nobilis massive 460cm / 15ft including pot height.
Sometimes, nature just does things we don’t want and there is not much we can do other than start over. It depends on your hardiness zone. The 2nd one started to do the same but seemed to stabilize and even had some new shoots between the stem and leaves. If you grow it as a hedge and prune it often, you will have less in the way of flowers and berries. vibrant, interesting shapes. In this case, hand picking of the infected leaves is the only viable solution. Laurus nobilis figures prominently in classical Greco-Roman culture. What it will not tolerate is soil that does not drain well. Most plants that make it in my yard are plants that do well (or at least ok) when I ignore them. I figured I would have time for it to recover from the transplant before it got so hot. Container grown plants will not get to this large size. Hi. 99. A bag of John Innes No 2 would be ideal. It is not planted in a pot, it is in the ground. , In herbal medicine, aqueous extracts of bay laurel have been used as an astringent and salve for open wounds. They will require a ), Hello there!
Until a couple days ago, one of them started to get droopy leaves on the top area. I have seen them in the islands growing very tall. We’re based at (the land adjacent to) 84 Melton Road, Barrow Upon Soar, Leicestershire, LE12 8NX. 100% All Natural USA Made Bars for BJJ, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Grappling (2-Pack of 4 Ounce Soap Bars). Check the root ball and if the soil is totally full of roots, repot into the next size pot and add new soil around the roots. Yes, larger plants will give you more leaves for cooking without stunting the plant. It led ancient Romans to believe the plant was inhabited by a "heavenly fire demon", and was therefore "immune" from outer threats like fire or lightning. I’m hoping to replace many of my bush evergreen plantings with ones that are edible. If they are should i remove them? Carol, your answer is much appreciated. There’s stunning photography from the world’s top garden photographers, as well as insightful writing from experts. I bought it three summers ago ago, but only repotted early this spring (I live in coastal NC).
The medium-sized ones. Planting bay trees is best done in early spring when they are semi-dormant.
It worked well in the Pacific NW, but we’ve lost every bay we’ve planted here to frost. The leaves are of good size but not stiff like the typical leaf should be. I have a bay leaf that is making me very sad.
Repeat a week later. How did that happen? Or rather more tree then bush (7shoots). On some leaves the margin undulates. Go slowly and examine as you go. After the Sui and Tang dynasties, this was sometimes connected to a woodsman named Wu Gang, sentenced to cut at a self-repairing tree as a punishment for varying offenses. I have dried out the older leaves, and they give off no scent. today – thriving as they do, even in the unpredictable British weather! attention, the plants adapted to become the evergreen bay tree we know