Pruning Main Trunk of Mallika Mango Tree
I just purchased a Mallika mango tree through mail order. It is grown in a 3 gallon container, and is 5 feet tall. It only has a main trunk, and I would like it to be more spread out, like a bush, so I am thinking about pruning it. I would like to prune it down 2 feet, so the main trunk would be 3 feet tall. The trunk girth where I would like to prune it is about half an inch thick. Is it too late to prune it that much? If it is not too late, at what time is the best to do it? Early spring?
Thanks in advance for your help!