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06/07/2014 at 19:21

Hi All,

I have a little bay tree in a pot. It's been there around three months or so, and is around a foot tall. It has been putting on new growth, with large pale green leaves. Just today, those leaves started to curl. It was a very hot day, but the plant was well watered.

Any suggestions as to what might have caused that, and how it can be fixed?

Thank you!


06/07/2014 at 20:13

Thanks Buddyboy,

No sign of any insects.

06/07/2014 at 20:15

A photo would help. 

06/07/2014 at 20:17


It's getting dark now. I'll post one tomorrow.

06/07/2014 at 20:20


12/07/2014 at 12:20

Thanks, and sorry for the delay. I'm attaching a couple of snaps here. Actually, the curl has much reduced over the last couple of days. Buddyboy, I thought they liked it pretty damp? I was wondering if it was the heat, as their straightening out after a day or three that has been much cooler.


12/07/2014 at 21:04

Thank you!

I'll maybe ease back on the watering a bit too then.

12/07/2014 at 21:07

Bay trees need well-drained soil and hate soggy roots - over-watering can cause problems.  Let it dry out a bit.  

13/07/2014 at 14:56

  Hello, I am new to this site, could anyone tell me when is the best time to trim a bay tree. Mine is about 8ft tall and around 4ft wide. its growing really well but suffered one side getting wind burn. many thanks.

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