Pruning Mulbary trees

beaver67(Kootenays, B.C.)August 22, 2004

My wife has a few mulberry trees. They are less than 6' tall but one of them is turning into a bush. It has 3 main stems and 3 new suckers this year. She wants a tree not a bush so I figured I'd just hack off hte suckers and leave 1 or maybe 2 of the main stems. She recalls hearing that you should not prune mulberry trees because they bleed too much. assuming it's true would they bleed or be adversly affected if I pruned them in the fall or winter?

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icefox(z5 IN)

I do prune our mulberry tree to a large global shape due its position. I can't have it grown into a tree due overhead lines. I do the trimming drastically each spring and repeat it in the late summer without any plant problems. Actually the "huge bush" looks much better than 3 years ago as we bough our property.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2004 at 2:53PM
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