Pruning / training containerised Cotinus
Hi, I have a Cotinus in a pot replacing a stolen 6’ A.P Bloodgood which was a tree but not single leader. I’d like try and grow this Cotinus into a roughly similar shape. Looking at the photos below, any advice about cuts and timings appreciated. I’m thinking of doing this in March or April and taking out the thinnest lower stems bar 2 or maybe 3. But not sure if that’s best.
Any help appreciated:-)
Original (stolen :-() tree followed by the replacement as it is today ...