would you prune this jade?

deep___roots(ca9/sunset15)May 14, 2012

Last Friday I took a 15 minute break from work to hit a nearby garage sale.

This jade (compacta?) caught my eye and I did have the 3 bucks. The rest is history.

So would you prune those hanging branches? I really can't decide.

I can see merits in leaving them or pruning them.

In the meantime I am looking for a new pot for this as I think it was dug up from the ground.

Thanks for any thoughts.

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Ron4310

I would prune it back to the main branches. Mine get pruned hard every spring.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 11:57AM
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marguerite_gw

I agree, and I would stand the trunk up straight as well.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 12:07PM
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paracelsus

You know I would ;-)

Wack it, stand it up it up, and watch it thrive.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 1:55PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Oh, yeah, definitely stand it up, whack it, and enjoy those nice fat trunks!

Josh

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 7:01PM
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unprofessional(5)

I think it's rather interesting. Personally, I would probably chop the branches where they start going down, keep the curve and see how it develops.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 8:04PM
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