The idea will be to create a second scaffold whorl, located about a foot.
Apr 13, Why You Should Prune Plum Trees. There are many reasons to prune plum trees, and the relevance of these reasons will depend on factors such as the age of your tree and the time of the year.
It is a radical pruning in which the trunk leader is headed back to about 30 inches tall.
Pruning in early spring stimulates new growth. You prune in summer to restrict the size of the plant and open up its interior (canopy).Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.
Jun 08, Young plum trees (up to three years old) are best lightly pruned in spring. The most popular way to prune is to create a ‘bush’ shape with an open centre – like a goblet or wine glass.
Cut back the suckers.
This means that light, air and sun can get to the developing fruits. Prune when the buds are just bursting, or when the tree. Jun 30, Most fruit trees, from apple trees to peach trees to pears, are pruned during dormant season. This is not true for plums.
The best season to prune a plum tree is mid summer during full growth. The exact time for pruning is variable but a good rule of thumb is to p rune a plum tree Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins.