Does a guava tree branch on its own, or do I top it?

wardog25September 28, 2013

My guava tree is growing tall and straight and hasn't had a branch in a long time. (has a few lower down).

Over 5 feet tall now. I'm wondering if I need to top it to make it branch or if it eventually will on its own.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
econ0003(10a CA / 8b CA)

My guava trees tend to branch quite a bit. I usually cut mine down to about 3 feet in the late winter or early spring when new growth is flushing. I also remove all of the small branches leaving about 10 main branches. The trees look pathetic after I am done.

They always respond well to the pruning, leafing out and fruiting heavily. Here is a 3 or 4 year old tree I cut back to three feet about 6 months ago. It is now about 7 or 8 feet in the photo.

This post was edited by econ0003 on Sat, Sep 28, 13 at 16:09

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 3:41PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Pictures missing!
Have you noticed, since Houzz took over allot of pictures...
Konrad..just outside of Edmoton Alberta
Foliar fertilizer on fruit
I have been using foliar fertilizers more and more...
crazyman2099
Something ate part of this apple tree
This a seedling I started last year. Last night something...
Orchardman
Hardy Peach Tree; Recommendations?
I am new to peach trees. I bought a Reliance three...
mark_roeder
mango seed ..is it dead?
The Whole outside of it is black .. Is it dead? I looked...
Trisha Stewart
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™