Cupressus glabra blue ice - can I prune to manage size?
I have a gorgeous blue ice cyprus that the tag said would grow to 15-20 feet tall, 4-6 feet wide. The tree has grown rapidly and is now at the upper end of those dimensions - it's just 10 years old. The tree is in a courtyard area where it can't get too much taller or broader. How can I prune it to keep it a manageable size? Should I snip the central leader or will I just get a forked tree? Should I shorten the branches? Should I snip back some of the branches all the way to the trunk to thin it up?
I love this tree and need advice. Thanks!