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Do Bay Trees grow on stalks or are they static/ grafted?

TinglyTingly Posts: 140


Years ago someone gave me a ba plant- not a topiary as such and cos i didnt really know wha to do with it i put it in a border and basically forgot about it


last year i had to have a borser cleared including a huge yew tree and to my surprise behind the yew was the bay on a  great long stick/ trunk ( will attach photo in a mo)

anyway - i like it and was wondering do bay topiarys on aticks keep growing normally or are they grafted on cos id quite like to do a matching one for other side but cant wait 20 years this time as i might not be here!


  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140


  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140

    Thats it the second tree from left- still ball shaped and about 10ft- wonder if itll survive now garden exposed- its a south west garden so i suppose if your the fence so to speak you will be facing north east--- i think!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    I can't see the pic but bay grows on its own roots and sucker to make more.

    I don't know if they're ever grafted. or what they'd be grafted onto

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140



  • TinglyTingly Posts: 140

    There we are- its that ball in front of neighbours white garage panel

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Need a closer photo, cant see anything from that one sorry

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114
    Yes, the large tree is pushing the bay out of place, but they are pretty tough. But if you can move it to where it has more room it will be happier.
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