Return to the Tropicals Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
pruning jacaranda

Posted by vandevyvere Belgium (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 6, 11 at 7:07

hello,
i've grown a Jacaranda form seeds 5 years ago. Since about two years it has grown very rapidly which makes me wonder if I should prune it. It is now about 6 feet with a bunch of leaves on top. I have to put the plant indoors in winter because it will freeze to death otherwise so I cannot let it grow till 12 or 15 feet because I won't be able to put it inside.
Is it advisable to prune at about 5 feet and hope there will grow branches with beautifil leaves? I'd hate to lose this magnificent plant. I love it so much.
thank you for your reply.

Kind regards
yves


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: pruning jacaranda

Mmmm...well I don't know very much about Jacaranda as housplants, but I have one in my yard. They are large trees when planted outside. If you prune it it will put out new branches below the cut, but these will want to grow tall too. If you cannot let it get to 12 feet then I guess you will have to prune it and see what happens.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Tropicals Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here