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Do bay leaf trees take kindly to bare rooting?

Posted by podpeople (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 29, 11 at 17:00

Hello there,

I just picked up a small bay leaf tree and I have a nice batch of Al's mix that I wanted to repot it into. Do the bay leaf trees take kindly to being bare rooted? I have a perfectly shady place to put it while it readjusts itself to the new mix.

Thanks in advance,

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RE: Do bay leaf trees take kindly to bare rooting?

I think you are going to like how it turns out.

I moved a three-foot bay laurel tree from potting soil to the gritty mix two years ago and it has thrived. I had to trim it in the fall to get it through the door.

It was one of the first plants I root pruned, so you know it wasn't skill or experience that led to success--I just followed the directions on this site. Cut off the bottom quarter of roots, opened up the sides, took out some bigger roots under the trunk, and rinsed the dirt off.

Good luck.


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