Bay laurel

brandi_kyJuly 16, 2006

I have a bay laurel grown from 6" to 8'tall today. I just clipped the top and have put it to root in a pot in the solarium. I live in Northern Ky along the river facing Indiana (West)in the middle of a wooded hill. What are my chances of growing a bay tree outside? Would I be able to plant the cutting from the first tree outside or wait till it is 2 years old or so. Thank you

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lucy(6)

I think it might get too cold for it over winter where you live, and I wouldn't try to grow it outside there at all unless your winter nights do not go below 40 Fahr. It should be out til just before the first frost though.

    Bookmark   July 16, 2006 at 11:20PM
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Daisyduckworth(Aust)

It should be protected from frost and cold draughts. Cold winds turn the leaves brown at the edges and then kill them but the roots of a mature bay are hardy. Feed and water sparingly during winter. Can be grown successfully in pots, and should be brought indoors if temperatures outside drop below 15°C.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2006 at 6:12PM
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