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Hi all.  When is the best time to prune my newly bought fan trained plum?


  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Next summer when the plant is in leaf and the sap is flowing. Plums need to be growing when they are pruned in order for their sap to seal the cuts and keep out infection.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657
    Hi Derrick prune in spring /autumn Not in dormant time, go to RHS plum they will explain fanned plums
  • It's a tad too late to prune it this year in my opinion as you risk Silver leaf disease, Derrick.  You also need to let it establish so I would have left it unpruned this year anyway.  Here's a link to pruning fan-trained trees (including plums) from the RHS:


    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Many thanks. I'll wait until Spring before I get out the secauteurs!!

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