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We've two bay trees in large tubs, both trees of the "ball head" standard type. They are about 7 years old (at least we bought them 5 years ago), and I suppose about 3 foot 6 high from soil.
One looks good, is still a ball and has lots of flowers; the other is gappy, with next to no flowers. The latter one is straggly and has a bigger but more asymmetrical head of leave.
Both are side-by-side- actually about 5 feet apart, and have been swapped in position (just in case).
The only care they've had is water and occasional liquid fertilizer- never been repotted.
Should I prune (judiciously), repot in bigger pots, give up and buy new ones? Any adfvice welcome!

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BillNe wrote:
We've two bay trees in large tubs, both trees of the "ball head"
standard type. They are about 7 years old (at least we bought them 5
years ago), and I suppose about 3 foot 6 high from soil.
One looks good, is still a ball and has lots of flowers; the other is
gappy, with next to no flowers. The latter one is straggly and has a
bigger but more asymmetrical head of leave.
Both are side-by-side- actually about 5 feet apart, and have been
swapped in position (just in case).
The only care they've had is water and occasional liquid fertilizer-
never been repotted.
Should I prune (judiciously), repot in bigger pots, give up and buy new
ones? Any adfvice welcome!




Hmm - Bay Trees Flowers ??. If you want a ball you will definitely need
to prune.

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