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RhysPRhysP Posts: 9

Hi,

 

I have a fig tree growing in a pot in my garden and it's starting to grow in all sorts of directions, is it worth pruning out some of the new branches now?  Any tips on pruning?

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x55/rs3100/Fig%20tree/image_Fig1.jpg

 

 

Many thanks in advance

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,758
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,102

    Apart from the odd iffy leaf, your tree looks a perfectly normal shape for a fig. Are you wanting to grow it against a wall?

  • RhysPRhysP Posts: 9
    Thanks both. No, I'm going to keep it in the pot and let it develop a crown shape rather than a flat fan shape. Is it worth removing the "iffy" leaves? What constitutes iffy?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,758

    It needs as many leaves as it can have in order to photosynthesise and produce energy and grow - the leaves will get bigger anyway.

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    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,102

    I'm a bit of a ponce when it comes to fig leaves and like them to look perfect with no odd shapes or wrinkles but Dove is right, a small plant needs them all in order to grow big and strong.

    A fig tree is a beautiful thing and I hope yours produces a lot of fruit.

  • RhysPRhysP Posts: 9
    Thanks again both.

    So the upshot is to leave it for now and then shape it a bit when it develops further.



    Fingers crossed for the fruit.
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