Pruning is really important for the healthy growth of plants. You should know how to prune trees the right way and at the right time. As we already covered how to prune different trees in our previous blog, here is some useful information about pruning a different variety of trees.
Pruning Fig Trees
Pruning a fig tree generally depends upon the growth of the tree. The first step of pruning this tree is when you first planted the young fig plant into your campus. Trim your fig tree straight away to half from what it was because this step will allow the young fig tree to focus on its growth and establishment of roots. It’ll also help it to develop side branches for a bushier tree instead of a lanky one.
After transplanting the tree, the best time to prune a fig tree will be late winter. It is the time when you should prune the tree for fruiting wood. These are the parts of the tree that you would be pruning to keep the fruit healthy and easy to reach in the fruiting season. Cut away diseased and dead wood to save the good ones. Remove all the branches that are not connected directly to the fruiting wood. And keep an eye on the bottom of the tree because suckers may appear that you need to get rid of.
Grape vines should be pruned during their dormancy in the late winters. Pruning is necessary for vines in order to control their cane growth and produce quality fruit. There are different varieties of grapes that don’t require protection during winter.
There is a method known as four-arm kniffin method for pruning. In this method, two wires are placed horizontally parallel to each other. The bottom one will be 3ft. above from the ground and the top one would be 5ft. above. As these vines grow, trim them along with the wire, remove all the shoots along the lower one to only two buds. Matured grape vines have five to six canes with 10 buds on each and four to six renewal spurs with two buds on each. Apart from this, you need to prune off the old wood to make way for new fruiting wood.
Pruning an Apricot Tree
Pruning an apricot tree begins at planting time and must be continued throughout its life span. The best time to prune an apricot tree is late winters or early spring as new leaves and flowers begin to appear. This will be the time when tree will be actively growing which heals the pruning cuts easily, so that diseases have little chance to enter.
Remove all damaged or broken shoots and limbs. Grow these in a narrow crotch and if any branches exceed the binding, cut them down to the ground. Remove the branches that are within 18 inches of the ground. Cut down the main trunk to 36 inches. Additional branches should be removed to space them at least 6 inches apart. Shorten the remaining branches to 2-4 inch in length with one bud on each stub.
Pruning a Corn Plant
A corn plant is a tall, woody stalk with a spray of corn like leaves at the top. These plants can tolerate indoor conditions and require little care. These qualities make it a potted houseplant.
Corn plants can grow several feet high if they aren’t pruned. Unlike other plants, they don’t require regular pruning. The best time to prune a corn plant is spring. Trim out the bare branches of the plant and you cut the height to control the growth of the plant.
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