Bay leaf plant in pot on wooden table in front of wooden wall.

By November 23, 2017Articles

Bay leaf plant in pot on wooden table in front of wooden wall.

By Liz Baessler Bay trees are lovely plants to have around. They grow well in containers and can be pruned very attractively. And on top of that, they’re the source of the ever popular bay leaves that are so ubiquitous in recipes. But how do you grow more bay trees from the one you already have? Keep reading to learn more about bay tree reproduction and how to propagate bay trees. Propagating Bay Trees from Seed Bay trees are dioecious, which means a male and female plant are both necessary to produce viable seeds. These seeds will form only on the female plant when its small yellow flowers give way in autumn to small, dark purple, egg-shaped berries. Each berry has a single seed inside. Remove the flesh of the berry and plant the seed right away. If you don’t plant the seeds immediately, or if you buy dried seeds,

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