Shoots from bay tree roots posts from our gardening forum. Assuming that they are suckers, if you keep pulling them up (not cutting them off). Sap- sucking bay leaf suckers attack bay trees, distorting and yellowing the leaves. Find out how to tackle them, with help from BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Pest and Disease of Bay Laurel Tree (page 4) The best treatment for Bay Sucker is to keep an eye out for signs of damage so that it can be treated early on. My understanding and personal experience is that Bay Tree leaves give off almost no scent unless they are heavily crushed or cooked. Hampton Court Flower Show Garden Shop Gardening Advice Helen Yemm How to Grow Gardens to Visit Picture Galleries. My bay tree has black lumps and white fungus on the trunk and black spots on the leaves. As the top shoots grow, prune the tips after each shoot has formed two to three side shoots. This will help keep the shape tight. If it is Laurus nobilis, to give it an exactly identifying name, it is edible. The glossy green leaves look superb and of course, they are used in a large number of recipes. Bay trees often throw up "suckers" or new shoots from just below or just above the soil level. Susan Wotton I need to protect bay tree containers that are in an open position and too heavy to. The particular requirements for growing open ground bay trees are: They feed on plant sap yet generally it is only the soft scales that produce honeydew and cause sooty moulds. This will rtl punkt 12 jackpot frage only ensure that newly hatched adults and larvae are controlled, but also any new whiteflies that may have flown on to the plants. The answer is that yes, there are male and female forms. Semi shade or full sun are both fine. The eggs emerge as small scale-like larvae that secrete copious amounts of white wax from their bodies Figs. The fungus can also be controlled simply by reducing the number of affected leaves and buds. I repotted it earlier in the year. Lollipop bay trees naturally spread out slightly as they grow over the years. Weekly applications can then be used to maintain control.