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Potted 1/2 Standard Bay 50-55cm Head Chelsea Planter 38cm

Potted 1/2 Standard Bay 50-55cm Head Chelsea Planter 38cm

£169.95
1/2 Standard Bay Tree in Chelsea Planter - Large 50/55cm head.
1/2 Standard Bay Tree in Chelsea Planter - Large 50/55cm head. 1/2 Standard Bay Tree in Chelsea Planter - Large 50/55cm head. 1/2 Standard Bay Tree in Chelsea Planter - Large 50/55cm head. 1/2 Standard Bay Tree in Chelsea Planter - Large 50/55cm head.
8 In stock
Quick Overview

Top quality half standard lollipop bay tree, freshly potted for your convenience in a traditional 38cm square Chelsea planter. 

Plant Size (cm)
Plant Size (cm)
101cm - 120cm
Pot Size - Litre
Pot Size - Litre
N/A
Anticipated Height
Anticipated Height
2m
Toleration
Toleration
-5
Flowering Colour
Flowering Colour
Yellow
Growth Speed
Growth Speed
Slow
Evergreen?
Evergreen?
Yes
8 In stock
Qty

Large Head Half Standard Bay Tree - 60cm Stem, 50/55cm Head - In Large 38cm Faux Lead Chelsea Planter. Here at Charellagardens we only supply the highest quality Bays Trees. We source all our northern European trees from one very exclusive grower in the Flanders region of Belgium, this is the traditional growing area for this product. They are personally selected by ourselves, so you are guaranteed matching symmetrical trees with a good shape, whether it be our pyramids or our ball on stem varieties you are guaranteed a tree of the highest quality. By sourcing our trees from one grower you are guaranteed matching products regardless of shape or size.

After lots of deliberation we have decided to offer a planting service for our bay trees. or any other trees for that matter, in this particular listing we are offering our 1/2 Standard Bay Tree 50/55cm head, we can of course plant larger or smaller trees in different styles and sizes of pots, please give us call to discuss your preferences and we will do what we can. We dispatch these planted trees on a pallet this is mainly due to the weight and in all honesty we wouldn't want to risk the plants and pots being damaged on the back of a couriers van, we will call you prior to dispatch to arrange a convenient day. 

Our planted trees, what to expect: Your plant will arrive looking exactly like the picture, assuming you choose this particular variation that is. It will be freshly potted  by us on the day of dispatch in the appropriate compost it requires along with slow release fertiliser, which will feed the plant for the proceeding 6 months, all you have to do is put them in position and give them water when required.

Planting Position: 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 with a spread of 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.

Growth speed: Relatively slow.

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

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.

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

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 trees 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.