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Treasured Bay Tree


By Gee19

Treasured Bay Tree (Laurus nobilis (Sweet bay))

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I would love to have one of these!! How old is this one?

14 Oct, 2008


Hi Gardengnome - this Bay is about 11 or 12 years old. It was grown (I think from seed) by the husband of a very dear friend. He, unfortunately, died about 10 years ago and she gave me the little plant (and a number of others) when she had to move. He was a brilliant plantsman and I learnt a lot from him.

14 Oct, 2008


That makes it doubly special!

14 Oct, 2008


I snip this into shape a couple of times a year. Its not difficult - the hard bit was done by my lovely friend!

17 Oct, 2008


It looks very beautiful Gee.

Is it in a pot?

Few month ago a friend of mine gave me a cutting in a little pot, it looks like it's rooting ( finger crossed).

12 Jun, 2009


No it't not in a pot, Ualda. I moved it a couple of time because it didn't seem happy but it has been in the present spot for about 8-9 years. Good luck with your little plant. I've never tried taking a cutting but it sounds like a good idea - will remember next time I prune mine.

12 Jun, 2009

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