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would you prune this jade?

Posted by deep___roots ca9/sunset15 (My Page) on
Mon, May 14, 12 at 11:45

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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RE: would you prune this jade?

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


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RE: would you prune this jade?

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


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RE: would you prune this jade?

You know I would ;-)

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


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RE: would you prune this jade?

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


Josh


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RE: would you prune this jade?

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.


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