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Wonder if anyone can help. I have a potted standard bay tree, the leaves are turning a very pale green, not the healthy dark green you might expect. Have repotted the tree but does not seem to have made a difference. I have read they do not like to be fed, but not sure if this is strictly true. Any thoughts?
If it is in a pot you can certainly feed it, preferably with a foliar fertilizer, although the fresh compost should have made a difference. Other than that, keep it moist and make sure it is in a sheltered, sunny position to give it the best chance.
A thought - did you examine the roots while re-potting? Did they look healthy? And no sign of any grubs such as vine weevil?
i'd concur with Alina, that bay trees like to be fed. i also find with mine, that it does not do so well in the full midday sun. it's happier now that i've moved it to an east-facing wall where it only gets morning sun, even though that is the cooler side of the house. it needs a lot of water too. and apparently, vine weevils especially love bay trees! check for the tell-tale chunks taken out of the leaf margins. haven't the grubs pupated by now?