Prune a Royal Poinciana - Knowledgebase Question

Sarasota, Fl
Question by SDoug94661
March 2, 2011
I had a Royal Poinciana planted last fall. It lost all its leaves during the winter. Now the trunk is beginning to show some green sprouts. When, if at all, should I prune the dead branches? I am in Sarasota, FL Thanks!


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Answer from NGA
March 2, 2011

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I like to wait until I see new growth before pruning away any frost damage so it sounds as though now's a good time for you to do some pruning, as well. Prune to just below any obviously damaged wood. Pruning encourages new growth so you should see some activity within 2-3 weeks after pruning. Best wishes with your tree!

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