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The leaves on my bay tree (plant approx 4 ft) are turning light yellow from dark green. What would cause this? I bought this a month ago and is kept outside - not too much sun, not too much shade. Any answers gratefully received to this beginner gardener!

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  • Posted: Mon. 13th September 2010 10:14

Re: Bay tree

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Rosemary,
Where is it planted - container? Ground? If in a container, is it in the container in which you purchased it? How firmly is it in the compost/soil? How much water does it get? Yellowing leaves could be caused by a number of things - improper planting, too much/too little light, too much/too little water, not enough nutrients.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 13th September 2010 18:37

Re: Re: Bay tree

Reply from Rosemary Krull

Hi Kathy - thanks for the reply! It's still in the container in which I purchased it. It's now growing shoots. It gets rain water - I'm in Somerset so that's been quite a lot lately! It's getting average light and I'm checking the soil to make sure it's not dry. Funnily enough, I've just bought a cottage on a farm. The farm owners have a bay tree outside one of their cottages and they're now having the same problem but there's no sign of any parasites etc. It's getting different light from mine, has been bought from a different nursery but having same problem. Any suggestions would be great thank you Kathy.

  • Posted: Mon. 13th September 2010 22:12