I bought a small bay tree at lunchtime on a hot day and left it in my car until hometime. It got cooked with all the leaves pretty much dried out.
A friend told me I should take off most of the leaves so it could focus on feeding the remaining leaves. I did this.
I think what it was doing is growing the mini plants that were shooting out from the base because as soon as I stripped the leaves off the little plants started dying.
Now I basically just have two red shoots coming out of the soil at the base.
Have I completely killed the bay tree? Any advice please. Thanks.
EDIT: Added photos of the leaves and the little red shoot sprouting from the base.
EDIT2: As of this morning it really looks like the tree is pushing out those two red shoots at the expense of everything else. I guess I can try to grow two new trees from those.
EDIT 3: A follow-on question would be... how do I separate the two red shoots from the main plant?