plum tree

PeterS1938May 25, 2014

Hi
I have a young plum tree in fruit (in a large container) and new shoots are very long.Can I trim the ends to stop any further growth?
PJS

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beeman_gardener(5)

Sure, it's called pruning and necessary if you want to keep it in the container. Reduce by 1/3rd or 1/2 depending on how long it is.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 8:46AM
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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Yes, I tip those branches starting in early spring and continuing as long as needed. It won't stop growth but slows it down. Usually the 3rd or 4th time I do more than tip. If several branches have developed from the earlier tipping, I may take off all or most of those branches. Then growth may start all over but the tree hasn't gotten taller.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 8:48AM
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