Persimmon growing funny, can it be solved?
Hi, my little Ichi Ki Kei Jiro is slowly turning sideways and I'm wondering if I can or need to correct it. What I mean is that it was growing straight up with a central leader, then last summer the new growth on the leader decide to head for the horizontal. So I tied it upright to a stake and left it. Apparently the ties broke at some point in the winter, and it's still pointing sideways. Now the leader is growing sideways then up and there are several upright branches heading for the vertical, all soft new growth. It is growing so slowly I hate to trim off anything, but I will if I need to. What should I do?
Now that I take a picture, I see something has broken off the leader's tip. Maybe insect, deer, or husband. *sigh*