Creating a spiral/twisted stem on a standard bay tree


Grown quite a few standard straight stem bay trees over the years but would like to try a spiral and twisted stem.

Can anyone advice me the best way to train the stems to get the best look.

Any tips will be great thanks.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,714

    I understand it's done by training the stem around a round stake, like a broomhandle.  

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  • plant 3 young saplings together and plait then tie at the top

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