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By Moya

United Kingdom Gb

My bay tree leaves are turning yellow and dropping off, what can I do to save them?



In the ground or in a pot? And if in a pot, how long's it been in the same pot?

28 Jul, 2010


They have been in large pots for about a year, the two trees are about 6 ft high

29 Jul, 2010


Check the roots in the pots - easiest to turn them out and have a look, I suspect its time for bigger pots - if the roots take up most of the pot, then its difficult for the plant to ever get enough water, cos there's not enough compost to hold it for them. Repot in fresh compost in larger containers, if that's the trouble, and keep well watered. At this time of year, that's most likely to be the problem, assuming you have no other signs of disease or infestation such as scale, etc.

29 Jul, 2010


Thanks, I will try larger pots. If I plant them in the ground will they grow very high?

29 Jul, 2010


Yes, they make not terribly tall, but incredibly dense trees, making dense, dark shade beneath.

29 Jul, 2010


Thanks, I will try larger pots.

29 Jul, 2010

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