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Bay Tree Standard, 12/14, 190cm stem, 70cm wide Head

SKU: 351
£1,044.00 £313.20 Inc VAT

Bay tree, also known as sweet bay or bay laurel, is a slow-growing evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region. It is commonly grown for its aromatic leaves which are used in cooking, as well as for ornamental purposes in gardens and landscapes.

Care Guide:

  1. Soil: Bay trees prefer well-draining soil that is slightly acidic to neutral. Use a potting mix that contains peat moss, perlite, and sand, and ensure that the pot has adequate drainage holes.

  2. Light: Bay trees require full sun to partial shade. If growing indoors, place the tree near a south-facing window or under grow lights.

  3. Water: Water your bay tree deeply and thoroughly, but allow the soil to dry out slightly before watering again. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure that the pot has adequate drainage.

  4. Temperature and Humidity: Bay trees are hardy and ca withstand temperatures as low as -5 centigrade. They prefer moderate humidity levels and will benefit from occasional misting.

  5. Pruning and Maintenance: Bay trees can be pruned to maintain their shape and size. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges. Bay trees can also be susceptible to scale and mealybugs, so regularly inspect your tree for signs of pests and treat as necessary.

  6. Fertilizer: Bay trees do not require heavy fertilization. Use a balanced fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer).

Overall, bay trees are relatively low maintenance and make a great addition to any garden or indoor space. With proper care, your bay tree can provide aromatic leaves for cooking and ornamental beauty for years to come.