Pruning Oshio Beni - Knowledgebase Question

Pittsburgh, Pe
Avatar for akolek
Question by akolek
May 26, 2009
I just purchased a Plant Code:THDA2484, Oshio Beni, about 6 ft. tall. As far as I can tell, it has never bveen pruned. I looks more like a tall bush. I would like to begin pruning it to make it more like a tree. Any tips on when and how?

Answer from NGA
May 26, 2009
Your new tree can be limbed up but wait until this winter when it is dormant. Pruning now will encourage additional growth along the trunk, which is what you want to avoid. Pruning in the winter while the tree is dormant will result in new topgrowth the following spring. Oshio Beni likes to grow as a shrub so you'll want to rub out any stem or leaf buds that appear along the trunk in the future.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by fiwit and is called "Gazing at Stars"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.