Christmas tree shaping

Can anybody help me with my potted Christmas tree. I have had it for a few years and it seems to be growing taller without growing wider or forming new branches. Can anybody give me some advise on growing it into a nicer 'Christmas tree' shape and more branches.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 7,928

    Hi Vicky,  There's not really much you can do as that's how fir trees grow.  They don't put out new branches from the main trunk except at the growing point (ie the top.)

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Growing it in a pot wont help vicky, trees like to spread their roots to give them stability and anchorage.

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