Sweet Bay Laurel Trees
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Bay tree/shrub situation?

Zone Whitley bay | notsogreenfingers added on April 26, 2019 | Answered

My bay shrub is very close to the house and drains. It is about 10 feet tall. Would it be best to take it out?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 26, 2019

Their roots are actually quite shallow so you will need to decide the depth of your drain system.
Small shrubs should be planted at least 2 feet from a house foundation, medium shrubs about 3 feet and tall shrubs 4 to 5 feet away. An 8-foot shrub next to a six foot shrub should be spaced about 7 feet apart.

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