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Dirk

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fuji cherrie, prunus incisa
« on: June 02, 2013, 02:53 AM »
Hi all,

I have a prunus incisa since last year. Picked it up from the bargain corner in a garden centre after flowering.
My plans are to trunk chop it to create a shohin broom. Now the flowers are gone and its growing well.
Is now a good time for the trunk chop? Will it  bud after a trunk chop anyway?

Please anyone with experience with this tree?
Dirk
 

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Re: fuji cherrie, prunus incisa
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 06:33 AM »
Is it safer to cut back to lower branches to promote further backbudding to cut back to later?
Itdoesn't need to be instant bonsai!
 

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Re: fuji cherrie, prunus incisa
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2013, 04:15 PM »
Anyone???  ;D
 

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Re: fuji cherrie, prunus incisa
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2013, 08:35 PM »
I have several dwarf sakura, and japanese hill cherries.  I would not trunk chop it now.  My cherries finished flowering about 2 months ago.  What I do is remove all cherry blooms and then chop them back in early spring to a live shoot or bud.  This starts a strong flush of growth.  Backbudding will be minimal if any so don't count on it, although some cherries backbud profusely.      Make sure you have a live bud below were you are going to chop and the tree wasn't repotted the same year. 
 

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Re: fuji cherrie, prunus incisa
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2013, 12:26 AM »
Thanks.
If I understand correct:
Wait till next spring, don't let it flower by removing flowers and flowerbuds and cut back to lower branches.
I do need backbudding to get branches lower on the trunk. So I must hope for the best?
Dirk