I have a friend who had two large (six - eight feet tall) bay leaf trees. In...

Asked May 23, 2014, 9:09 PM EDT

I have a friend who had two large (six - eight feet tall) bay leaf trees. In two different areas of her garden. They both died this winter. Am tending to suggest that she have them removed. Should she have a diagnosis of the problem, or test the soil? Is there somewhere I can send the leaves for diagnosis? Or just get them taken out, and (her preference) plant new ones? (Why do I have these questions on a Friday night??)

District of Columbia County District of Columbia trees and shrubs bay tree winter damage

1 Response

Bay laurel trees are not hardy in our area. They can be grown and maintained as an indoor plant, and can be moved outdoors in the summer. Be sure to research the proper conditions required for their successful maintenance.
LS