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Q.Why Is My Bay Leaf Just One Tall Limb?

Zone Hopkinsville, KY | Anonymous added on April 13, 2021 | Answered

I bought a bay leaf plant last spring. It did well all summer and was brought inside for the winter. It has only grown straight up and looks strange with only one spike!

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Answered on April 15, 2021

Is there any new growth at the top? If so, pinch it off, and then if another leaf tries to grow from the top, pinch it off, too. This will force the plant to bush out a bit. Here's an article I hope will help:

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