Bay Tree Pruning
A few things. I want my bay to grow about 4 to 5 feet and then start filling out (it is about 3' now). Recently I've had shoots coming out of the bottom of the tree. I wonder if it is ok to just cut those off and if I can propagate another bay from this cutting. Also when it gets to the desired height how should I prune the top to encourage side growth? My wife is from Argentina and her mother has a bay that is at least 30' tall in the back yard. These things can get huge.
Thanks for the help in advance.