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Bay Tree 1/2 Standard 85-90cm excluding pot. 30-35cm Head

Bay Tree 1/2 Standard 85-90cm excluding pot. 30-35cm Head

£45.00
1/4 Standard Bay Trees for sale 95-100cm tall. Delivery by Charellagardens
1/4 Standard Bay Trees for sale 95-100cm tall. Delivery by Charellagardens 1/4 Standard Bay Trees for sale 95-100cm tall. Delivery by Charellagardens
1 In stock
Quick Overview

Beautiful well proportioned 1/2 standard Bay Trees, presented with an actual plant height of 85-90 cm and a head size of 35-40 cm

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
81cm - 100cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
N/A
Toleration
Toleration
-5
Flowering Colour
Flowering Colour
Yellow
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Slow
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
Yes
1 In stock
Qty

Laurus Nobilis Bay Tree 1/2 Standard. Small but perfectly formed, nice round heads on thick sturdy stemsCharella Gardens supply only the highest quality bays trees, stems are thick, robust and straight, with symmetrical heads. We will always send out as close to a matching pair as possible.  We take great pride in our selection of Bay Trees, our grower is based in Brugge Belgium this is the traditional growing area for Bay Trees, like ourselves they are a family business and a relatively small producer, he takes extreme pride in the plants he produces, we source all our Bays from him quality will not be bettered! 

What to expect: Your plant will arrive with a height excluding the pot of 85-90 cm, height inclusive of pot is 105-110 cm, with a head size of 35-40 cm, clear stem is approximately 50-60 cm it will look just like the pictures

Bay trees prefer to be planted in full sun, but will tolerate light shade, they are best planted in areas protected from strong winds and sharp frosts, however this is more for the winter months.

Soil: They are tolerant of a wide range of soils except heavy clay, if your soil has a large clay content this can be counter acted when planting by digging a large hole and mixing the soil with lots of compost and some sharp sand, this will almost certainly make the area more suitable.

Suitable for container planting: Yes ideal for container planting. If pot planting a multi purpose compost is suitable, or in an ideal scenario a John Innes number 2 is the absolute perfect choice it may also be advisable to add some stones at the base to create some drainage.

Eventual height and spread: Can if left uncared for grow up to 12 metres, but as most people have these trees in pots or as specimen topiary plants this is not an issue. Please see below regarding pruning.

Pruning: Topiary trained Bay Trees are best trimmed using secateurs during the summer months, this encourages a dense habit and maintains the desired shape. Remove any leaf tips damaged by winter weather by lightly pruning in late spring.

Winter Hardy: -5 but will tolerate lower temperatures if planted in the ground, it may be advisable to protect the foliage by wrapping in a winter fleece and wrapping the pot in bubble wrap to protect the roots, alternatively it could be moved into a garage or shed during the harshest months.

Your bay tree should, in ideal conditions, be re potted every two years, even if you decide not to repot we would recommend replacing some of the old compost periodically with fresh John Innes number 2, also adding a controlled release fertiliser to the mix will help. Alternatively use a liquid feed approximately every two weeks during spring and summer.

Evergreen: Yes. Winter Hardy -5

Growth speed: Slow

Flowering Period: Small yellow flowers are produced in Spring, followed by black berries on female plants.

Foliage: The glossy dark green leaves look superb and can of course be used in a wide range of recipes