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we have two bay trees that were transplanted from containers into the ground-they have become to large 6 feet + 3 questions for you would it be o.k to cut them back and how severe would they tolerate being cut back or if its not possible to cut them back would they survive being dug up and moved to another location ?



Its fine to cut them back as much as you need to, provided they're not standards, in which case you shouldn't cut to close to the top of the stem, nor overdo the pruning, for that will force growth at the base. If they're not standards, you need to keep them in check - bay trees get pretty large and are very dense canopied, meaning deep dark shade underneath.

1 Jul, 2010


Thanks for the info as far as i know they're not standards so i'll give it a go-- it's a pity really given the price of bay trees in the garden centres these days

1 Jul, 2010

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