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Q.I Recently Received A Bay Laurel And Expected To Be Able To Prune It To A Standard Tree Form, But Upon Its Arrival, I Don’t Thin

Zone 85392 | McMillen84 added on April 3, 2024 | Answered

k it’s possible to do so. The plant nursery it came from trimmed the main trunk and allowed a low shoot to grow long. I’m not sure what the intention was by cutting the main trunk, but I would like to know if a standard is still possible.

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Answered on April 3, 2024

You could cut the undesired side off and stake the other, but they did this for a more full shrub. This tends to be the preferred way to get it to fill out with more of a wide canopy.

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