How to prune a fig tree
I live in the UK and have for the past 5 years have been growing 3 fig trees from cuttings. They are all singe stem/trunks with a lollypop effect of branches at the top of each. Their height being approx 7 feet tall; in 18inch dia by 18inch high pots.
My question is this:
I want to reduce the height of these trees down to approx 5 feet and then reproduce the lollypop effect of branches.
The reason for this is as they have become too tall to store in my shed in winter.
How should I prune? Just saw off at say, 4 feet from the base and paint with a pruning sealer whilst in their dormant state in winter?
Will new shoots form at the top of the cut?
Last edited: 26 January 2018 10:34:26