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Sorbus pruning


I have a Sorbus Eastern Promise, which is about   5 years old I would guess. It currently has too many branches lower down, and I would like to prune it as a standard.  Is now a good time to prune, and can I remove all of the lower branches in one go?


  • I hope so. That's what I did yesterday. image

    If anyone says different, don't tell me!

  • Saw Chris Beardshaw on Beechgrove last week saying it was a good time to do it, so l think we'll both be in the clear!

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 48,918

    They're pretty tough trees so you'll probably be fine, but if I lived further south, I might be inclined to leave it for a few weeks till completely dormant. 

    Sorry image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 13,014

    Do you beat them, if they drop their leaves?

    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.
  • ...into a self-tying bag!

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