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When is the best time to prune a plum tree?

Hi I know when to prune apples & pears but not sure about plum trees


  • In the summer.  Not in the winter.  Apparently summer pruning prevents disease.

  • Ah ok thank you I read also early march but wasn't sure
  • June is the best time to prune plums...the fact is that leaving open cuts when the trees are not in full growth leaves them open to a disease called 'silver leaf'.

  • June it is then, Paul.  Thank you David.  This is a very useful Forum.


  • ok great thank you David 

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