pruning plum trees

maureensnc(z7 NC)April 8, 2007

I have two fairly new--3-4 ft.--plums that seems to put out as much folliage at the base as at the top. Do I prune that out now, wait for June, what?

Thanks!

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mersiepoo(6)

Wait until they are actively growing, or else if you prune when dormant you risk getting water sprouts or other unwanted growth. I read this in the book "Backyard Orchardist"

http://www.netwrite-publish.com/garden/prune-plum.htm

Here is a link that might be useful: Pruning

    Bookmark   April 13, 2007 at 8:27PM
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