Even the most experienced gardeners need a little advice sometimes… especially from a gardening expert! Our gardening guru, John Stoa, answers your queries.
Q. My bay tree is 10 feet tall and constantly produces suckers. What should I do?
Bay trees are normally propagated from cuttings, so suckers will still be part of the tree.
Either remove them by pulling downwards to remove all basal buds which would regrow, or let some grow to replace parts of the older bush.
If your plant has been grafted then you must remove the suckers which come from the rootstock.