The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

United Kingdom Gb

My Bay tree is putting out lots of "suckers". What do I do?



If you want it to be a standard and not a bush you need to pull them off the roots, or at least as far below soil level as you can. You could leave them if you want a bushy shrub.

11 Jul, 2011


Since they are normally grown from cuttings or seeds, there is no danger that they are a different variety from the top.

12 Jul, 2011


Thank you Beattie and Tugbrethil. From threeboys

12 Jul, 2011

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?