Creating a Standard Bay Tree

Topiarized evergreen herbs can be very expensive to buy, but large specimens do take many years of careful pruning. The techniques involved are simple, however, so try this at home and enjoy spectacular results.

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Step 4

Topiarized bay trees can become quite top heavy and will need extra support. Insert a garden stake into the rootball and loosely tie the stem, in two or three places, to the stake using garden string or expandable ties.

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